In Memories of Marie, dozens of educators, researchers, and others from around the world come together to share their experiences with Marie Clay and her work. A stellar group of educators pay tribute to Marie's amazing influence on the field of literacy education, her massive contribution in the form of Reading Recovery, and the importance of her work in the lives of students everywhere. Beginning long before Clay became a researcher's researcher, personal friends describe where she came from and what her life was like. Then her story is picked up by internationally known voices such as Gay Su Pinnell, Peter Johnston, Courtney Cazden, Anne Haas Dyson, Carol Lyons, Billie Askew, and Dorothy Butler. They trace her emergence as one of the most important researchers on the teaching of reading and writing in the world and follow her long, illustrious career decade by decade from discovery to discovery. The stories in Memories of Marie span the globe from New Zealand, to Australia, Bermuda, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Asia, Denmark, and Greece, crossing over boundaries of nations and language within the field of literacy.
These stories are just the start of a conversation. Read them, remember your own Marie moments, and take part in appreciating the amazing career of Marie Clay.