My newest book - published in 2023-
with foreword by Natalie Wexler
A Solution Tree publication, this book:
Highlights the role of read alouds in the science of reading
Overviews the physiological, academic, linguistic, and socioemotional benefits of read alouds
Presents a ready-to-use planning guide for reading aloud across content areas and grade levels
My career in education began as a middle school teacher in Oakland with Teach For America. I hold a doctorate in reading education from the University of Virginia, where I served as the director of the McGuffey Reading Center. I spent 16 years as a university professor; I am a prolific researcher and writer; I have written four books and numerous articles in top-tiered educational journals. In 2019, I created the End Book Deserts podcast, and in 2022 created the Coalition for Literacy Equity.