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The Literacy Advocate

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New episodes every Monday and FridayAll episodes are based off the question: "What's a commonly held belief in Literacy Education you passionately disagree with?"More than 60 percent of all prison inmates are functionally illiterate.One child in four grows up not knowing how to read.43% of adults at… read more

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#Podcasting Hosting Hallmark's Kids Book Podcast w/ Emily Akins

In the book End of Your Life Book Club, author Will Schwalbe recounts the final days of his mother's life, and sharing books with her.

This was the inspiration for Emily Akins’ new podcast Beginning of Your Life Book Club. What Will was able to have with his mother through books at the end of her life is what Emily wants as a mother for her kids at the beginning of theirs.

There may be no one adding more to the kids book podcasting community right now than Emily.

Emily is the editorial director at Hallmark, and recipient of the Barbara Marshall Award, which grants one member of the creative community a 6-month sabbatical to pursue personal work. Emily’ project: her podcast which is now up to 6 episodes and has interviewed Will Schwalbe, Kelly Baker, and Daniel Miyares.

In this episode, I talk with Emily about her move from Hallmark into kid lit, the goals she has for her show, and how it's bringing value to the creative community.

Beginning of Your Life BookClub, which you should definitely subscribe to:


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