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Helen Clare Taylor

Host of Little Voices, Big Ideas

Helen Clare Taylor was born in London, England and came to the USA for the PhD which she earned from the University of Connecticut. She moved to Louisiana to become a professor of English at Louisiana State University Shreveport where she now  serves as Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. She became involved in the LEH’s PRIME TIME Family Reading in 2002 and later served as a consultant and trainer for that program.

My favorite picture book is Flossie and the Fox by Patricia McKissack. Why? Because it combines a familiar trope (little girl, journey/task, big bad fox) with a story about how courage, confidence, and just plain being smart can save the day.