“Why is it so important that all children have access to books, to choose and to own?” “Why is the ability to read so critical to citizens in a democratic society?” “How can we get books into the homes of children who need them most?” Teacher Education faculty and majors in Dr. Judy Cheatham’s Literature for Children class had a once-in-a-lifetime experience yesterday, as Lynda Johnson Robb, five-decade board member and former board chair of Reading Is Fundamental and daughter of the late President Lyndon Baines Johnson, shared her experiences in children’s education from 1965 until now. Mrs. Robb spent an hour guest lecturing, answering individual questions from students. Don’t worry, masks were only off for a few minutes from speakers, who were socially distanced from the rest of the class. Last question: “Was it fun living in the White House?” Answer: “Yes and No. Yes because of the fascinating people and interesting conversations. NO because it is hard to have a social life when the secret service have to tag along!”
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