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Les Aspin Center for Government

Maya Smart headshot“Live from the Les Aspin Center in Washington, D.C.” event - Literacy advocate Maya Smart to discuss her new book

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 | 7:00-7:45 p.m. EDT (6:00-6:45 p.m. CDT)

Join writer, parent educator and literacy advocate Maya Payne Smart for a virtual conversation about her new book, Reading for Our Lives, which 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.

Purchase Reading for Our Lives here.
A portion of each purchase will benefit the Bo and Candy Ellis Student Success Fund. Shipping cost included.

During the past 30 years, more than 2,500 Marquette University students have spent a semester at Marquette’s Les Aspin Center for Government, interning in nearly 100 congressional offices, numerous executive agencies and diverse interest groups.

Direct any questions or special needs to Lexie Bradley at alexandra.bradley@marquette.edu or (414) 288-1512.

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More about this session

Maya Smart serves as affiliated faculty in educational policy and leadership in the College of Education at Marquette University. She is the wife of Shaka Smart, head coach of the Marquette men’s basketball team. Her website, MayaSmart.com, provides tips and tools for parents to nurture, teach, and advocate for kids on the road to reading.

 



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