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Posts Tagged ‘literacy’

Barack Obama Reads Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss

In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve dug up a video of President Barack Obama reading a poetic Dr. Seuss story out loud.

As Obama prepared to read, he announced: “I am going to try to do the best rendition ever of Green Eggs and Ham.”

Do you think he accomplished his goal?

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Masha Hamilton Wins WNBA Award

The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) has awarded the biennial WNBA Award to novelist and journalist Masha Hamilton (pictured, via). She will receive the award at the Center for Fiction/Mercantile Library on Saturday.

In 2009 Hamilton founded the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, an organization dedicated to promoting intellectual conversation between American female authors and Afghan women writers. In 2007 Hamilton founded the Camel Book Drive, a camel-born lending library based in northeastern Kenya which provides access to books for rural villages.

Hamilton has written four novels: 31 Hours, The Camel Bookmobile, The Distance Between Us, and Staircase of a Thousand Steps. As a journalist, she has worked in Russia, Kenya, and Afghanistan.