Read A book. Ask a question. Start a conversation. These seemingly simple steps can help turn young children into lifelong readers. Frankenstein had great praise for Gateway President Dr. Dorsey L. Kendrick, Marjorie Weiner, the director of ELC, and Eder for their interest and investment in the literacy of young people and for finding creative ways to build bridges between and among parents, children, teachers and other stakeholders in the community. “Diane empowered parents by giving them the tools to help their children become successful readers. Parents are talking about the great conversations and connections that are happening now with their shared reading experiences,” Weiner said. “Diane validated parents as their children’s first teachers."