Molly Ness

Ending Book Deserts


Molly Ness is a former classroom teacher and, since 2006 has been a teacher educator and reading researcher at Fordham University. She’s the author of four books and numerous articles. She is an active contributor to the International Literacy Association and serves on the Elementary Advisory Board for Penguin Random House. In 2019, she created the End Book Deserts podcast to bring awareness to the issue of book access. When not writing or teaching about reading, Molly spends time hiking on the coast of Maine, wandering farmers markets, listening to Bruce Springsteen, and shuttling her 5th grade daughter to ice hockey practice.