Maya Payne Smart is a writer and community advocate who believes that increasing families’ access to books, authors, and evidence-based reading instruction expands children’s possibilities and builds a more just, connected society. I am committed to demystifying how children learn to read, democratizing access to books and early learning best practices, and empowering parents to know and do what it takes to raise fluent readers.
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