Maya's Favorites, Personal Development, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | January 13 , 2020

Feeling Off-Balance? Don’t Worry, That Can Be a Good Thing

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Maya's Favorites, Literacy Skills, Spelling, Parent-School Partnership . By Maya Smart | October 30 , 2019

9 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Teacher About Spelling

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Maya's Favorites, Personal Development, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | August 12 , 2015

The Crossroads of Should and Must

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Maya's Favorites, Personal Development . By Maya Smart | March 12 , 2014

Win Anyway

The scene plays itself out several times a game.  There comes a moment when an official’s whistle blows (or doesn’t blow)

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Maya's Favorites, Personal Development . By Maya Smart | April 02 , 2014

How-To Books: You’re Reading Them Wrong

I’ve probably bought 200 volumes in the genre, all promising to offer up the keys to eternal happiness, flawless skin, heaps of

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Maya's Favorites, Kids Books, Literacy Skills, Early Language, Community, Diversity & Inclusion . By Maya Smart | May 30 , 2014

We Need Diverse Books to Build Character through Characters

As I watch the #weneeddiversebooks hashtag fly on Twitter, I’m reminded that seeing some element of yourself reflected in the

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Maya's Favorites, Community . By Maya Smart | June 04 , 2014

Service to Others: The Gateway to Leadership?

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Maya's Favorites, Personal Development . By Maya Smart | July 11 , 2014

This is How You Learn to Love Your Hair

Dear Zora, This is how you learn to love your hair in a world that requires such lessons. First, you remember who gave you that

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Maya's Favorites, Kids Books, Literacy Skills, Early Language . By Maya Smart | January 21 , 2015

Books: The Greatest Gift of All

I think books need some cheerleading these days as gift options for kids. They aren’t (usually) shiny, they don’t (hopefully)

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Maya's Favorites, Author & Leader Interviews . By Maya Smart | March 11 , 2015

When Books Are the Best Medicine: Fostering Literacy in the ER

Sometimes the best thing an emergency room doctor can give a kid is a book. In a world where low-income children hear 30 million

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