Reading Makes You Shine Facebook Page (Chinese) is managed by a group of enthusiastic parents who met at our community training workshops and wanted to provide a forum to continue sharing their new-found passion for books and reading aloud.
A Mighty Girl is the world’s largest collection of books and other resources for developing “smart, confident and courageous girls”.
Guys Read is a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka, and its mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.
About speakers and special guests at our past events:
Mem Fox is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy Studies (Flinders University, South Australia), and also Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author.
Diane Frankenstein is an expert in children’s literature and language arts, an award-winning author, and strategic literacy consultant and pioneer.
Stephen Krashen is a linguist and educational researcher who is the foremost authority in the fields of second-language acquisition, bilingual education and free voluntary reading.
Leonard Marcus is a renowned historian and critic in the world of children’s books.
Cris Rowan is a pediatric occupational therapist and child development expert who advocates for reducing the use of technology in child development.
Mark Williams (www.oxfordmindfulness.org) is founder of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, an international centre of excellence within Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry, that works with partners around the world to prevent depression and enhance human potential through the therapeutic use of mindfulness.