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Free “Love.Read.Learn” Baby Journal for New Parents to Promote Literacy

JACKSON, Miss.- Governor Phil Bryant, First Lady Deborah Bryant, Sweet Potato Queen Jill Conner Browne and Liza McFadden, President and CEO of The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy unveiled the new “Love.Read.Learn!™” Baby Journal for parents of newborns in Mississippi Thursday. 

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.

First Lady Deborah Bryant said, “This book is made especially for you and your baby to inspire you, nurture you and guide you as you grow together.”


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.

First Lady Deborah Bryant said, “To the parents who will be receiving a journal, congratulations, you will have been given life’s greatest gift and you will want to remember all those special moments with your baby.”

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