Maya Smart

Maya Payne Smart is an Austin-based book lover and reviewer. She’s thrilled to have a platform to recommend life-changing reads to world-changing women.  An active community volunteer, she works to increase access to books and inspire a community-wide love of reading by serving on the board of the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation and the UT Libraries Advisory Council. She muses about literacy, literature and more at Blog: Maya Smart Twitter: MayaSmart

Giving Picture Books a Fresh Look

On appreciating the art and craft behind picture books as an adult.

Are You Raising a Reader?

How To Be a Read-Aloud Rockstar

On Monochromatic Reading Lists

How A Picture Book for My Daughter Spurred Me to Deeper Reflection

Summer Reading: Five Amazing Books for Amazing Girls

Can Reading Local Cure My Amazon Addiction?

Can Reading Local Cure My Amazon Addiction?

The Case for Raising Your Reading Standards (If You’re Like Me and Don’t Have Any)

On Reading Books You Don’t Expect to Like