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The Literacy Resource Manual is for people who are planning and implementing literacy and education programs in minority language communities. The manual begins with an overview of community-centered literacy-for-development programs, followed by eight chapters dealing with a component of a literacy/education program in minority language communities. Each chapter includes a “work page” to assist in planning that component and additional resources to guide the reader to more in-depth information on that topic, as well as relevant examples. Included in this article are the description of the manual and chapter 1: “Overview.”