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Cassandra Lewis Slattery

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Washington DC, The United States



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I am a writer and social justice advocate.

I created a literacy program at an organization that serves homeless adults in New York City. My program was the only one of its kind, where clients were tested upon entry and all clients who read beneath a 6th grade reading level were provided with one-on-one literacy instruction. During my tenure as Director of Education the program yielded a 100% success rate. All of my clients who started on a first grade reading level or higher and completed six literacy sessions increased an average of 1.5 grade levels. (Clients who started beneath a first grade reading level required additional literacy sessions).

I perfected my literacy teaching strategy through my work with maximum-security inmates, “at risk

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Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself by David Lipsky
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Junot Diaz can do no wrong. The stories in this collection examine a range of issues, including male identity, family dynamics, assimilation, immigration, the American Dream, and love. Diaz explores these issues without seeming didactic and his uniqu ...more
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A Glass of Water is an important novel that should be read by all. It is a riveting story about the clash of ambition and loyalty, revenge and justice, as a family fights for survival and reinvents the American Dream. Mr. Baca boldly explores the bru ...more
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