Thanks to Ambassador Lian Dolan in Los Angeles, California!

See Lian at Bedtime Reading in your Jammies!
Pasadena Public Library Lamanda Branch
March 9, 2011 from 6:30 to 7:30
140 South Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA
(626) 744-7266



Lian Dolan is a mother, wife, sister, friend,  daughter, writer, novelist, and talk show host. Her professional resume includes: waitress, ski bum, sports video producer, and urban archaeologist. But for the last decade, she has been a Satellite Sister and a Chaos Chronicler.   Lian created Satellite Sisters, an award-winning talk show, blog, and website, with her four real sisters.  From 2000 to 2009, Satellite Sisters won 8 Gracie Allen Awards for Excellence in Women’s Media, including Talk Show of the Year in 2006. On air, Lian interviewed everybody from Bill Clinton to Nora Roberts to Maya Angelou. Read more at

Lian talked with LitWorld about the importance of literacy...

For me, literacy is about independence. Research tells us that lifting up the economic condition of women and children can lift up the economy of an entire country. That's true here in America and abroad. Literacy is key to economic independence for women. It allows women to start businesses, educate their children, access medical care and break the cycle of poverty. Being able to read means so much more than just understanding the words on a page.

My motto as a mother is: I never say no to a book. When my kids were little and they held up a book for me to read, I would stop whatever I was doing to read aloud to them. Maybe my house wasn't as clean as the other moms, but  I don't regret that for a minute! Now that my boys are older, I make sure we get in plenty of trips to the library and the bookstore and, on long car trips, we listen to books on tapes. Sharing a story with them is still one of my favorite activities.

Give a listen to her radio show mentioning World Read Aloud Day!