[RESCHEDULED] Maya Payne Smart — Reading for Our Lives — at Conn Ave

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 7:00pm

This event is now rescheduled for Friday, August 12th.

Please see in-store for mask requirements.

This event is not ticketed. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Reading for Our Lives challenges the bath-book-bed mantra and the idea that reading aloud to our kids is enough to ensure school readiness. Instead, it gives parents easy, immediate, and accessible ways to nurture language and literacy development from the start. Through personal stories, historical accounts, scholarly research, and practical tips, this book presents the life-and-death urgency of literacy, investigates inequity in reading achievement, and illuminates a path to a true, transformative education for all.

Maya Payne Smart is a writer, parent educator, and literacy advocate who has served on the boards of numerous library and literacy organizations. She and her family live in Milwaukee, where she serves as affiliated faculty in educational policy and leadership in the College of Education at Marquette University. Her website, MayaSmart.com, provides tips and tools for parents to nurture, teach, and advocate for kids on the road to reading.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Reading for Our Lives: A Literacy Action Plan from Birth to Six By Maya Payne Smart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593332177
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avery - August 2nd, 2022