SOURCE: Author Monica Holloway

Author Monica Holloway

November 01, 2012 07:00 ET

Literacy Advocate Monica Holloway Gives Special Wonder of the Day for National Family Literacy Day, November 1

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2012) - Family literacy advocate and critically-acclaimed memoir author Monica Holloway will provide a Wonder of the Day® on®, a site recently rated as one of the "top-10 free educational websites for kids" by Parenting Magazine, in observance of National Family Literacy Day® on November 1, 2012.

Created by the National Center for Family Literacy, Wonderopolis features a new Wonder each day, with the goal of providing learning moments in everyday life. Recent Wonders have included facts on fonts, wind farms, and talking parrots. Holloway's wonder will feature fish.

Inspired by her son Wills' interest in fish and aquariums, including his three fresh water fish tanks that he maintains himself, Holloway's wonder is titled "Do Fish in Aquariums Swim in Freshwater or Saltwater?"

Holloway, a National Center for Family Literacy Advisory Board Member, was emcee of the National Conference on Family Literacy in 2012 and Keynote Speaker in 2011, with each event drawing over 1,200 educators, community leaders, philanthropists and government officials dedicated to family literacy.

"NCFL is an organization very dear to my heart, and I am thrilled for this opportunity to create yet another Wonder with my son, Wills. Not only do we hope to spread awareness of literacy and its impact on family, but to encourage parents and children to create something fun and meaningful together," says Holloway.

ABOUT MONICA HOLLOWAY: Monica Holloway is the bestselling author of Cowboy & Wills, a Mother's Choice Award's Gold recipient, and the critically-acclaimed author of the memoir Driving With Dead People, described by Newsweek as "unforgettable," Glamour christened "a classic," and the Washington Post deemed "irresistible." Holloway lives with her son Wills and husband Michael Price, Co-Executive Producer of The Simpsons, in Sherman Oaks, CA.

ABOUT NATIONAL FAMILY LITERACY DAY®: Since its inception in 1994, National Family Literacy Day offers activities and events that demonstrate the magnitude of family literacy programs including school and library book drives, read-a-thons and other activities to promote the importance of literacy.

ABOUT NATIONAL CENTER FOR FAMILY LITERACY: NCFL has helped more than one million families make educational and economic progress by pioneering and continuously improving family literacy programs with the goal of providing every family the ability to learn and grow together. Family literacy ensures the cycle of learning and progress passes from generation to generation.

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