Amy Read is an early literacy program manager for a public library system. She provides literacy programs for early childhood educators as well as parents of young children. She has a master of science in child development and family relations, and over twenty-three years she has worked in a variety of child- and family-related programs. She has taught two-year-olds in a university-run preschool, has worked with undergraduate students completing their internships, and has taught a variety of early childhood education and child development courses for universities and community colleges. Additionally, she has worked as an early interventionist with families whose children have developmental delays or at-risk behavior. She has received Level 12 Early Educator Certification from the North Carolina Institute for Early Child Development Professionals and a professional development endorsement. She presents workshops and training programs at national, regional, and state conferences on a wide array of child, family, and education issues. She is a coauthor of a children’s book, Scribbleball: The Crazy ABC Book!