Difference Maker Shawn Anthony Robinson

Airdate: May 2022

Perhaps you’ve heard of dyslexia described as a superpower. Well, Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson took that literarily. By day, Robinson serves as a senior research associate in Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. But whenever ignorance and confusion regarding dyslexia rears their ugly heads, Robinson abandons his guise as a mild-mannered, bow-tied academic and dons his tights and cape and becomes … Dr. Dyslexia Dude!, the star of a series of graphic novels he dreamed up to empower dyslexic kids — particularly children of color. Not bad for a guy who graduated high school at a third grade reading level.