Author Archives: Melanie Boyer

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Brave Journeys: Beyond Accents and Silences

Today’s blog is a guest post, by Natalia Chamorro, Stony Brook University PhD candidate in Hispanic Languages and Literature and a Regional Economic Development Council/New York State Council on the Arts Fellow for Herstory Writers Workshop, the… Read More
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SHOWTIME drama ‘The Chi,’ First Book, and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Celebrate Chicago’s South Side with Gift of 10,000 New, Diverse Books to Public Schools

‘The Chi’ cast members and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds to address hundreds of area students on April 12 CHICAGO (April 9, 2019) — The acclaimed SHOWTIME® series The Chi will celebrate the community that provides the setting for the timely coming-of-age drama—Chicago’s South Side—with a… Read More
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XPRIZE, Barbara Bush Foundation & Dollar General Literacy Foundation Announce First Book as a Finalist and Milestone Winner in $1M Adult Literacy XPRIZE Communities Competition

Competing Teams To Distribute Four Complimentary Learning Apps to Adult Learners LOS ANGELES (April 1, 2019) – XPRIZE, in partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, today announced finalist teams, including recipients of its milestone prizes, in its $1 million Adult… Read More