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TN First Lady Crissy Haslam visits Chattanooga Monday to tout early literacy

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Tennessee's First Lady Crissy Haslam was in Chattanooga Monday night speaking about the importance of early literacy, and how you can help improve it.

A panel including Hamilton County Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson weighed in on how one moment can change the path of a child's learning experience.

Their motto: "it takes just one."

A parent we spoke with there says her young children love to read.

But says she wishes there was a way to make the love of literacy more widespread.

"Literacy is a great way to open up all kinds of opportunites that we may not even know exist," said Susie Grant. "We are giving them that one step we may not be able to give them much else in life but we can help them get off to a great start."

Mrs. Haslam went on to say she is pleased with Chattanooga's literacy efforts, and applauds organizations such as Chattanooga Basics for taking on the initiative.


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