(born January 31, 1963) is an American literacy
expert and author
. She is the Senior Vice-President for Innovation at Scholastic Education. She is the founder of LitWorld, a global literacy initiative serving children across the United States and in more than 60 countries. She is also the founder of LitLife, a consulting group working with schools to enrich best practice teaching methods and building curriculum for reading and writing. She is the author of the ''Your Child's Writing Life'' (Penguin Avery), ''Pam Allyn's Best Books for Boys: How To Engage Boys in Reading in Ways That Will Change Their Lives'' (Scholastic
), ''What To Read When: The Books and Stories To Read With Your Child–And All The Best Times To Read Them'' (Penguin Avery
), and ''Core Ready'', a 14-book series focusing on the Common Core Learning Standards (Pearson
). Allyn is widely known as a motivational speaker advocating for reading and writing as human rights that belong to all people. Her personal quest to bring literacy to every child stems from a deeper desire to bring dignity to every child, and to empower children to read and write powerfully, effectively and with passion in ways that will change their worlds and the worlds of others. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Oprah Radio, The Huffington Post, CNN International, and in The New York Times. Allyn is the Global Ambassador for Scholastic's "Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life." Campaign. She is lso a spokesperson for BIC Kids, championing BIC's 2014 "Fight For Your Write" campaign.
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