Shine Reading Academy Zambia Day 1: Learning is universal. After learning about the A to Z Literacy Movement and now being a piece of the puzzle, I see so clearly how this idea was grown. When I started teaching today, I felt just as at home as when I am in room 35 at Richard F. Bernotas Middle School in Crystal Lake. Students are students whether in Lusaka or Crystal Lake. Humans are eager to learn and curious by nature. The fact that A to Z Literacy acknowledges that and feeds that hunger is perfect. Like the book we read today Beautiful Blackbird, by Ashley Bryan we are all different inside and out, but because of that we must love our differences and each other. Education allows the opportunity to celebrate and love those differences. The A to Z Literacy Movement works to allow the opportunity to have an education.