Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

~Maya Angelou

As a child, reading was one of the things I loved most. I often wished I had more books with children who looked like me, talked like me, and whose lives mirrored mine. As a speech-language pathologist, I’ve found that books are the perfect anchor to foster strong language skills. Maya’s Book Nook is the merging of two of my passions.

It is our goal to share books where young children of color can see themselves, and the stories they relate to, represented within the pages. Book reviews and resources will incorporate language-focused strategies that may be used by parents, educators, and speech-language pathologists. A strong language foundation is one of the pillars to future academic success. We’d like to support you in building that foundation, one book at a time.

Thanks to you for joining us on this journey!

~Lakeisha Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP