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Governor Phil Bryant, First Lady Deborah Bryant, Sweet Potato Queen Jill Conner Browne, Susan Garrard and The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Unveil Mississippi’s New “Love.Read.Learn!™ ” Baby Journal

                                                                         Governor Phil Bryant, First Lady Deborah Bryant, Sweet Potato Queen Jill Conner Browne, Susan Garrard and The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Unveil Mississippi’s New “Love.Read.Learn!™ ” Baby Journal

Project Benefits Families of Newborns & Young Children

JACKSON, MS – On Thursday, October 16th, Governor Phil Bryant, First Lady Deborah Bryant, Sweet Potato Queen Jill Conner Browne, Susan Garrard and Liza McFadden, President and CEO of The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy will unveil the new “Love.Read.Learn!™” Baby Journal for parents of newborns in Mississippi.

First Lady Bryant’s colorful Baby Journal was created in partnership with the nonprofit Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Using illustrations created by students in Mississippi, the journal is an engaging and educational scrapbook-style journal filled with reading and learning tips, plus child wellness information. With the support of Dollar General, the journal will be distributed at no cost to new parents at hospitals throughout the state to encourage parents to read to their children at an early age.

WHO:

Governor Phil Bryant

First Lady Deborah Bryant

Sweet Potato Queen Jill Conner Browne

Susan Garrard, President of the Mississippi Children’s Museum

Liza McFadden, President and CEO of The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Other guests include sponsors and student artists, and representatives of the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital.

WHAT:          

Unveiling of Mississippi “Love.Read.Learn!™” Baby Journal

*Photo Op: The Governor, First Lady and Mrs. McFadden will visit with moms of newborns to hand-deliver baby journals and children’s books following the press conference.

 WHEN:         

Thursday, October 16, 2014

2:00 pm

WHERE:

Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital

Lobby

2500 N. State Street

Jackson, MS 39216

For more information please contact:

Mercy Schlapp, The Barbara Bush Foundation at 703-470-4794 or

Kelly Scrivner, Office of the First Lady Deborah Bryant at 601-359-6465

Get in Touch

You may also contact us by phone at 850.562.5300 or by mail at:
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
516 North Adams Street • Tallahassee, Florida 32301