Eradicating Illiteracy in Our Time


We can end illiteracy. Let’s give every child the power of a deep reading brain.

Join Dr. Maryanne Wolf, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, and The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading as they discuss the roles each one of us plays in the battle for every child to develop a deep reading brain.

Video Lecture Details:

Speaker: Dr. Maryanne Wolf
Date: Friday, March 13 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM EST
Location: Wherever you are, because we have gone VIRTUAL! The video lecture will be available on this page from any computer or mobile device beginning at noon EST.
Hosted by: Atlanta Speech School’s Cox Campus

Do you have a question for Dr. Maryanne Wolf? Submit your question below or post your question to twitter with #ReaderComeHomeQA and she will be answering after the lecture.



  1. Julian Plowden

    What future impact might education technology innovation have on reading results? What is the easiest way for entrepreneurs in education technology to work with schools?

  2. Melissa Krepp

    Looking forward to this!

  3. Catherine Sabonis

    “Literacy is a basic human right.” Full stop. Yes, yes.

  4. Cori

    Collective impact is so important to consider when brainstorming solutions. All stakeholders in the conversation.

  5. Gina Elowe

    Love the idea of college education training, in-services and professional development in early reading and literacy training for not only teachers, but principals and superintendents. Systemic change is vital to change the national landscape of national literacy rates.

  6. Jane Wilkinson

    I love the term “neuro-diverse” learners.

  7. Christine Cavanaugh

    So important to remember that our brains are not built to “read naturally.” How will this knowledge change our methods when teaching our children?

  8. Ellyn Cochran

    Dr. Wolf mentioned the importance of families and also the need to continue to catch those that did not get the supports they needed to have a strong reading brain. As we consider childhood literacy, what are your recommendations for supporting adult literacy for those we failed as caregivers of our youngest learners.

  9. Jasmine Jones

    Early intervention is so important.

  10. Glenda Davis-Canteen

    Excellent presentation….thank you so much for allowing us to view the two lectures “virtually”….can you let us know whether Dr. Maryanne Wolf’s slide deck will be available (we missed some of the information when the camera shifted following the presenter).

  11. Margie Ashe

    In the most recent PIAAC study, only 2% of adults worldwide performed at the highest level (level 5), so researchers combined it with level 4 (which is approximately a 10th grade level). As a teacher, I think so much about reading problems in children, but adults have been left behind for decades. Reader Come Home has helped me think about aspects of this epidemic that I hadn’t considered.

  12. L Lipscomb

    Loving the data presented! Imagine the outcomes we could have for children if our nation, state or city actually put some of these items in place! Thinking broader, my hope is one day systemic change reaches the level of putting the necessary policies and supports in place so that ALL children have access to an equitable, high quality education.

  13. Jennifer Overby

    Deep reading across reading is the ultimate goal in creating a bi-literate brain!

  14. Jennifer Overby

    Deep reading across contexts is the ultimate goal in creating a bi-literate brain!

  15. Ashley Montgomery

    Early intervention is key. The statistics for Georgia and even Atlanta are alarming! I’m glad Maryanne talked about measures to take to ensure that every child has the opportunity to build their reading brain through interventions.

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