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Dr Lakeisha Johnson on Maya’s Book Nook and diversity in books

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Dr Lakeisha Johnson on Maya’s Book Nook and diversity in books


Dr Lakeisha Johnson received her doctorate in Communication Sciences and Disorders with an emphasis in literacy implications for culturally and linguistically diverse populations from Florida State University in 2012.

She is a Professor at Florida State University in the Communication Science and Disorders program.

Her primary research interests include language, literacy, dialect, and executive function development in African American children and other at-risk populations.

In this interview, we discuss her website dedicated to diverse books, Maya’s Book Nook, and some of Dr Johnson’s favourite books.

You can also learn the best way to choose your ‘MUST haves’ books on your bookshelf for diversity and how to engage in dialogic reading, using the acronym CROWD.

We also hear direct from Maya (of Maya’s Book Nook fame) about her favourite book and why she enjoys it so much. This was a hard choose for her, because she has read over 1,000 books already!


You can find MUST have here:  https://mayasbooknook.com/2018/05/17/m-u-s-t-haves-when-choosing-books/
Facebook @mayasbooknook
Twitter @mayasbooknook

Just like Me Box https://www.justlikemebox.com/

Vooks https://www.vooks.com/

Scholastic https://www.scholastic.co.uk/

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Kathy Brodie

Kathy Brodie