Pam Allyn

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Nominated by:  Jennifer Trujillo

Pam Allyn is the executive director and founder of LitWorld, a groundbreaking global literacy movement founded on the belief that literacy is a universal human right. The group works to further productive, transformational literacy defined by dreams that can come true.  One program, LitClub, focuses on in-depth, out-of-school literacy and empowerment. It is used in 15 countries across five continents. “World Read Aloud Day” rallies over 18 million people online, and over 1 million people across the U.S. in a call to action. From the girl in Haiti marching down her street with a sign advocating for her right to read, to the boy in Iowa hearing his favorite author read to his class over video chat, the impact of LitWorld is both global and local.

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