First in a series of three book club-format discussions with former Grawemeyer Award in Education recipients about the works for which they received recognition. Deborah Brandt, winner in 2003 for her book Literacy in American Lives, is the featured guest and will join the discussion via Skype. The book explains how generations of Americans have made sense of and coped with increased pressure to improve their ability to read and write. Brandt advocates in the book that every American citizen has a civil right to be literate. The discussion will be facilitated by Drs. James Chisholm and Bronwyn Williams.