It has been estimated that up to 10 percent of the world’s population is lefties, people that use their left hand primarily over their right for such things like writing, swinging a golf club, throwing a ball, reaching for an item, holding a fork and more.
Because only about 1 percent of the world’s population is considered mixed-handed, left-handers are living in a right-handed world, and plenty of books have been published over the years to understand left-handers, tips for left-handed writing as well as parenting books focused on a left-handed child.
One such book is “The Left-Hander’s World” by Alvin Silverstein and Virginia B. Silverstein and it is available for check out at the Chickasaw Regional Library System Ardmore branch. The book explores the origins of left-handedness and the special problems left-handers develop. While intended for the juvenile audience, the book covers a variety of subjects such as left-handed-writing, animals that are lefties, famous left-handers and playing sports as a left-hander. The book also address the significant difference between the use of a left hand and the troubles people encounter when handed a pair of scissors, a gun, fishing poles or turning a door knob or a faucet.