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Margaret Bernstein Receives 2013 Literacy Leader Award

On October 8, 2013, Sue Subel and I presented the 2013 Literacy Leader Award to Margaret Bernstein in Cleveland. While a columnist with the Cleveland Plain Dealer,” Bernstein wrote powerful columns about building relationships through reading. “Tapping into Parent Power” and “Dad’s, Books and Kids: A Family Affair” are two such examples. At the AASL Affiliate meeting in Indianapolis last April, Sue Subel nominated the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Bernstein’s columns for an AASL Statement of Commendation. At ALA in Chicago, we found out that the Cleveland Plain Dealer was one of 10 recipients of the AASL Statement of Commendation. The Literacy Leader Award’s purpose is to recognize individuals or organizations within the community that support literacy for student learning. The 2nd and Seven Foundation also received a Literacy Leader Award on September 30, 2013 and was profiled in the OELMA Blog earlier. Both will be recognized at the 2013 OELMA Conference at the Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 17, 2013.