Robin Muldor-Engram

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Teacher and Librarian

Maryland

Robin Muldor-Engram is a native Philadelphian who currently resides in Southern Maryland. She has spent her entire career working with and on behalf of children. While residing in Philadelphia, for seven years, she taught grades K- 8 in the School District of Philadelphia’s. In 2007, she received her second master’s in library science & technology from Drexel University, and worked as supervisor /children’s librarian at the Overbrook Park Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. In 2011, she was applauded for her well attended programs and outreach efforts in the community, awarded both, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Customer Service Award, and the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Best Practices Award.

In 2013, Robin received the Leeway Arts and Change Grant in which she partnered with Delta Services Support Inc. to develop a mentorship literacy workshop for children and youth in foster care. Again, in 2014, she received additional funding from the Philadelphia Activity Fund. Today, she is the founder and CEO of “Peaches and Sourcream, Inc.” an organization that focuses on providing educational consultation and child advocacy service, committed to guide learning and promoting quality childhood achievement. To date, she writes commentary and children’s book reviews for the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, and holds membership with UPenn GSE Philadelphia Writing Project and the Urban League of Philadelphia.

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Posted May 2, 2018

Books Saved Me as a Foster Child and Now I Hope They Will Save Others

Because of my young parents’ crass negligence, at age 6, I was pulled from their custody and placed in Philadelphia’s…

By Robin Muldor-Engram

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Posted Feb. 28, 2018

If We Really Want to Teach Black History in Schools, We’re Going to Need More Diverse Books

In 2018, classrooms around the country still do not have enough books that accurately depict the unsullied experiences of Black…

By Robin Muldor-Engram

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Posted Oct. 23, 2017

When I Switched School Districts I Saw What It Really Means to Believe in Kids

As soon as I graduated from college, I moved back home to Philadelphia and fumbled through a few jobs before…

By Robin Muldor-Engram

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Posted Mar. 3, 2021

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On March 13, 2020, when Governor Newsom shut down schools in California including in LAUSD where my son is now a senior, I held my…

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

If Houston’s District Schools Keep Taking the Day Off, Students Will Never Catch Up

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