DIMITRA J. SMITH, PH.D.

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As a children’s book author and dynamic speaker, Dr. Dimitra J. Smith is sought-out for her experience and expertise in leadership, career fulfillment, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) education and preparation. Dr. Smith invites young scholars on exciting journeys through STEAM by way of her four (4) children’s books: The Beary STEAM-tastic Adventure; The STEAMflites Save the…

Participating Authors – 1st Look 2024

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Its 4th of July! Here is an explosive 1st LK at the authors coming your way for the upcoming Trinity River Book Festival (TRBF)!!! This multicultural event, during National Literacy Month, promises a diverse array of books for every age group and genre. The festival kicks off with the exciting Run-to-Read, including a 5K race and a 1-mile fun run,…

Kamshia Childs, Ed.D.

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Literacy Expert, Author, Speaker, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M   Kamshia Childs, Ed.D., holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction. She’s been a literacy instructor for more than two decades in urban and rural settings in K-12 and higher education. She has published several literacy and multicultural education articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored and self-published a book, and…

Renea Overstreet

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Renea graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism in 1990. She attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2008. Before law school, Renea worked as a writer and graphic designer in a church and in non-profit agencies, including the the Texas Center for the Judiciary,…

Dr. Yolanda M. Carter

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With an illustrious 18-year career as a Special Needs Educator, Dr. Yolanda M. Carter, hailing from Pensacola, Florida, has demonstrated a profound commitment to facilitating the educational journey for individuals with special needs. A distinguished alumna of Florida State University, Central Michigan University, and Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Carter transitioned from an honorable service in the United States Air Force to…