The brain is not hardwired to learn to read. In fact, in order to read a brain must make new neural connections between all four lobes of the brain, especially the sections dedicated to vision and language. A brain that can read is one that is literally changed both physiologically and intellectually.
A developing brain’s environment from birth on (or even before) can make all the difference as to whether that brain will develop the connections it needs in order to learn to read. That’s why parents and caregivers play such an important role in children learning to read.
So be sure you are providing a language rich environment (full of books, talking, singing, and playing) for the developing brains in your life and nourish those neural connections.