Pam Allyn

Every Child a Super Reader


Pam Allyn is a world-renowned speaker, author, innovator, and leader in the field of education. She is an advocate for children, families, and educators, focusing on equity, social-emotional learning, and the dignity, rights, and interests of children as learners. She is an innovator and business leader, creating and building programs and scaling ideas on child development that reach millions of young people. Pam is the author of 27 books and the founder of the family learning initiative Dewey, centering the wellbeing and growth of every member of every family with equitable, enriching resources and opportunities. She is also the founder and creator of World Read Aloud Day, a movement bringing the power of the read aloud to people of all ages worldwide; LitCamp, a pioneering research-based solution for ending the summer literacy slide that increases children’s reading success and their desire for learning; and LitWorld, a literacy nonprofit that operates in a partnership model with women-led, grassroots organizations in the US and around the world. Pam is the recipient of many honors for her work, including the Teachers College Columbia University Distinguished Alumni Award, the NCTE CEL Kent Williamson Exemplary Leadership Award, and The Children’s Village Legacy of Service Award.