Adora Svitak — American Author born on October 15, 1997,

Adora Lily Svitak is an American author and activist who was a child prodigy, known for her essays, stories, poems, blogs, full-length books, and advocacy work. Svitak first became known to the public when, at the age of 6, she was recognized on local news in Seattle for her writing abilities. Svitak became an object of national interest at the age of 7 when she appeared with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America. Her book Flying Fingers describes Adora's abiding love of language and writing and contains tips and hints for other aspiring writers. In 2005, at the age of 7, Svitak began writing blogs and keeping an online journal, where she comments on matters of both international significance and subjects of personal interest. Since November 2005 she has been promoting literacy and interest in reading and writing. She has lectured before large audiences of both students and adults across the United States, and in the United Kingdom. In January 2009 she appeared in a Channel 4 documentary, The World's Cleverest Child and Me, presented by Mark Dolan... (wikipedia)

As we grow up in more technology-enriched environments filled with laptops and smart phones, technology is not just becoming a part of our daily lives - it's becoming a part of each and every one of us.
America, you're sending girls a mixed message. On one hand, you're saying to have positive body image and love who we are; on the other, we're being marketed makeup and clothing that obviously turns us into someone different.
Any good teacher knows how important it is to connect with students and understand our culture.
Since the age of four, I've been exploring what I can do with the written word: everything from championing literacy and youth voice to raising awareness about world hunger.
Success on the front of women's rights will look like a world not only with obvious advances - where no girl is denied access to education, for instance - but also one with more subtle changes in how we regard gender and gender stereotypes.

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