Maria Russo, How to Raise a Reader, S2G MLF VIRTUAL

Learn about How to Raise a Reader with Maria Russo, former children's book editor of The New York Times Book Review, as she discusses her book with New York Times national correspondent Kate Zernike.

The book, an indispensable guide to welcoming children—from babies to teens—to a lifelong love of reading, combines clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists. Maria debunks common myths, assuages parental fears, and delivers invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way, from how to develop rituals around reading or build a library, to ways to engage a reluctant reader.

“[A] practical, reassuring guide to encouraging children to read… recommended for all worried parents and anyone looking for suggestions of what books to read or give to children” – Publishers Weekly 

This FREE event is part of Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival at Home series.

Succeed2gether’s fourth annual Montclair Literary Festival was scheduled for March 25 to 29, 2020. Due to the current health crisis, Festival Day is now planned for Saturday September 12, 2020. The program will feature around 80 authors in over 30 free events, book talks, children's activities, and more. 

The festival is a fundraiser for Montclair-based non-profit Succeed2gether, which offers after-school one-on-one tutoring and enrichment classes with the aim of closing the education opportunity gap in Essex County. You can read more about Succeed2gether and the festival at

The festival organizing committee wishes to thank event partners Succeed2gether staff, Montclair Public Library, First Congregational Church, and Watchung Booksellers, and festival sponsors Rao'sMontclair State UniversityWest of Hudson Realty Group, and community members.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
How to Raise a Reader Cover Image
By Pamela Paul, Maria Russo, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator), Lisk Feng (Illustrator), Vera Brosgol (Illustrator), Monica Garwood (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781523505302
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 3rd, 2019