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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