Pam Allyn is a world-renowned literacy expert, author and motivational speaker. She is the founding director of LitWorld, a global literacy initiative serving children across the United States and in more than 60 countries, and LitLife, a cutting-edge consulting group working with schools to enrich best practice teaching methods and building curriculum for reading and writing. With her team at LitWorld, Pam created and leads World Read Aloud Day, a worldwide tribute to the power of literacy that happens every March.
Pam received the 2013 Scholastic Literacy Champion Award, and is Scholastic’s Open a World of Possible Ambassador. She is a spokesperson for BIC Kids, championing BIC’s 2014 “Fight For Your Write” campaign. Pam was selected as a mentor for the 2013 Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative Fellowship to help young Egyptian women develop leadership skills. She was chosen as an inaugural W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellow in April 2014, becoming a part of a national cohort of 20 fellows focusing on racial healing and equity. She is on the Advisory Boards of the Amherst College Center for Community Engagement, James Patterson’s ReadKiddoRead, the Pearson Foundation’s We Give Books, and the Millennium Cities Initiative Social Sector.
Pam is the author of many books, including her latest, co-authored with Ernest Morrell, Every Child a Super Reader: 7 Strengths to Open a World of Possible. She also wrote Your Child’s Writing Life, (winner of the Mom’s Choice Award), What To Read When: The Books and Stories To Read With Your Child–And All The Best Times To Read Them (winner of the National Parenting Magazine Award), and Pam Allyn’s Best Books for Boys: How To Engage Boys in Reading in Ways That Will Change Their Lives. She has also contributed to the Complete Year series (Scholastic) and Homework Pages for Independent Reading (Scholastic), among other titles. Her most recent curriculum series, Core Ready, published in 2013, is a 14-book series focusing on the Common Core Learning Standards.Pam is featured widely in the press and on the blogosphere as a reading expert for both home and school. She has been seen most recently on NBC News, CNN, and Al Jazeera, speaking to the power of education and literacy to transform lives and to create gender equity. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Oprah Radio, The Huffington Post and in The New York Times.