In 1989, First Lady Barbara Bush helped me see that literacy is, in part, passing on a love of reading. Nothing excited me more than building a library in our nursery, and now, watching my almost-10-year-old grow as a reader. Like the excitement of Christmas morning, there'is something magical in the moment a child realizes they know how to read.
My day job is as Executive Director The Reading Tub, a nonprofit for family literacy. Through the Tub, families who don't have books at home can have them to share. Through the ensemble project Share a Story - Shape a Future we complement physical books with ideas and resources for helping readers of all types. These are exciting times for new readers ... here's to those magical moments.
My ideal dinner includes salad from Chiaparelli's in Baltimore's Little Italy, my mom's lasagna and homemade garlic bread, and something ooey-gooey-chocolaty for dessert! I blog at Family Bookself.