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The Literacy Ambassador's® Mission

To light the spark and fan the flame of literacy with educators, families, and children.

Our Focus

In 1997, Cathy Puett Miller, The Literacy Ambassador®, began her journey with a vision of building bridges for children, hand in hand with adults, promoting literacy as a tool for life.  Services were expanded in 2008 with the creation of TLA, Inc. to include:
  • Keynote, Motivational ,and Instructional Presentations for Teacher, Family and Child audiences
  • Design and evaluation services
  • Independent reading research
  • Free lance writing for print and online resources
  • Consulting with schools, PTA/PTO groups and nonprofits

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Literacy Tool Spotlight

TLA, Inc. is proud to bring you:

New Releases from Maupin House Publishing!

"Anytime Reading Readiness"and "Before They Read".

(Available separately or in a new classroom set , "Home/School Literacy Partnership Kits")

Anytime Reading ReadinessBefore They Read

Anytime Reading Readiness (for parents of children 3-6 years of age) and BeforeTheyRead (for preschool and kindergarten teachers).  Combine the power of home and school with three big ideas guaranteed to give youngsters the tools they need to be ready to learn to read:  oral language/chats and conversations, positive experiences with books and print, and fun phonological awareness activities and games.(more info)


"Powerful Picture Books:  180 Ideas for Promoting Content Learning".

Powerful Picture Books

This tool helps K-12 educators, librarians, and families build elementary, middle and high school students' background knowledge and essential academic skills through the magical world of picture books.(more info)