Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education will host the third annual Literacy Leader Award celebration on Wednesday, April 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Loyola/Notre Dame Library. The evening will feature a keynote address followed by a presentation of the 2010 Literacy Leader Award.
Margaret Musgrove, Ed.D., associate professor of writing and director of Loyola’s Women’s Center, will present the keynote address, “Reading Words, Reading the World.”
Musgrove is the author of two books, Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Caldecott Medal, and The Spider Weaver: A Legend of Kente Cloth. Her keynote address will offer a brief history of African-American children’s literature; explore the importance of cultural literacy, share insights from her own journey as an author, and provide important advice to teachers and parents on how to promote a love and aptitude for reading in their children and students.
A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Musgrove earned her master’s degree in Education from Central Connecticut State University and her Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts.
Following Musgrove’s address, the Literacy Leader Award will be presented to a graduate of Loyola’s master’s in education program specializing in reading/literacy who promotes literacy, demonstrates innovation in practice, exhibits principled leadership within the school or community, and models lifelong learning as a member of the professional literacy community.
The Literacy Leader Award event is open to the public. For more information, contact Antoinette Lobdell at 410-617-5310 or email@example.com.
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