Listen now (73 min) | Ralph talks to literacy expert, Nancy Newman about how to raise passionate readers; and law professor, Alexandra Lahav tells us how a "litigious society" is actually vital to a functioning democracy. Nancy Newman is a teacher, a literacy consultant, and an author. After a career teaching remedial English in elementary school, high school and community college, she began offering workshops on the simple steps both parents and teachers can take to strengthen a child’s language skills and reinforce their enjoyment of books and learning. Ms. Newman’s upbeat presentations have inspired and empowered thousands of parents, teachers, learning specialists, librarians, and school administrators in a wide variety of settings. Her latest book is entitled,
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