Maya Smart

"Empowering the world to read: Maya Smart, Author of Reading for Our Lives: A Literacy Action Plan from Birth to Six.

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About Maya Smart

Maya Smart is a literacy advocate and author of the new book Reading for Our Lives: A Literacy Action Plan from Birth to Six.

Her passion for literacy is fueled by her master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s in social studies with honors from Harvard University, where she also serves as affiliated faculty in Educational Policy and Leadership in the College of Education at Marquette University.

Maya is a seasoned speaker and regularly speaks at book festivals, bookstore events, and conferences about educational challenges facing our children and the tools we have to surmount them.

She is passionate about teaching parents how to nurture, teach, and advocate for their children on the road to reading and provides a clear, step-by-step guide in her book.

She is also an expert in making academic research about literacy accessible and easy to implement for parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and other caregivers and concerned citizens.

Her take on literacy and education issues have also been featured by major media outlets including TIME, CBS Mornings, Forbes, and the Los Angeles Times.

Maya Smart is the perfect podcast guest for any audience interested in learning more about literacy and education issues.

With her impressive credentials and experience, she is able to provide meaningful insights and advice on how to help our children thrive as readers and learners.

Not only is she knowledgeable, but her passion for the subject is evident, making her a captivating speaker on any podcast.