Cindy Shapiro Tracy established World of Reading, Ltd. in October, 1989 when she could not find foreign language products for her own children. Her goal was to provide a resource for quality foreign language and ESL products for parents, teachers, librarians, companies, government agencies, etc. Originally from North Carolina, she started studying French and Spanish at a young age. She speaks French and Spanish well and a little bit of German, Dutch, Hebrew and Russian. She still tries out all the products sold by World of Reading and travels to schools and universities to do workshops on software and music.