Join us to celebrate Read Across America Day for a presentation by Dr. Perri Klass, a pediatrician who serves as the National Medical Director of Reach Out and Read, a national literacy organization which works through doctors and nurses to promote parents reading aloud to young children. Her topic will be “Books Build A Baby’s Brain.”
Dr. Klass has combined her interest in medicine and literacy to help promote the importance of books to children, through her work with Reach Out and Read. She became involved with Reach Out and Read when it was a single program in a single hospital, and, through her leadership at the National Center, has helped it grow into a national program, now in more than 4,500 locations in all 50 states, distributing more than 6 million books every year to more than 3.8 million children. Klass has trained doctors and nurses around the United States and elsewhere, including Portugal and the Philippines, in strategies to incorporate books and literacy guidance into pediatric primary care.
Klass writes about children and families, about medicine, about food and travel, and about knitting. Her newest book is a novel, The Mercy Rule, and a book that is a work of non-fiction, Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor, written in the form of letters to her older son as he starts medical school.She lives in New York City, where she is Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University. Klass received her A.B. in Biology from Harvard University in 1979. Klass went on to earn her M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1986, and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Boston, and her fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Boston City Hospital.
Tuesday March 26, 2018 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114