The 2017 Journeys submission form is closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted a story this year!
We are now seeking volunteers to proofread chapters of the book before it goes to print. This is a fun, easy way to be among the first to read this year's stories! Learn more and apply.
More and more studies suggest that culturally relevant texts are an important factor in a student’s engagement in learning. provides a text of authentic learner stories for teachers to use in the classroom which will engage students more effectively than other texts, because values the contributions that adult students themselves have on adult education and the larger Minnesota community.
If you are a fellow believer in the power of words, a teacher, tutor, or a supporter of literacy education, you will find yourself connecting to the pages of because one thing is certain: you are on your own journey. We all are. And knowing the stories of other travelers, of the struggles and victories they’ve had along the way, of their similarities and dissimilarities to our own, we become better able to navigate the world and our place in it.