Meytal Barak is the Associate Director for Early Literacy at Book Harvest, a North Carolina nonprofit based in Durham. Learn more at www.bookharvest.org. Since 2011, children and families in North Carolina have harvested more than 1.5 million books to take home and keep for their very own, building home libraries. Barak is among the first cohort of the LatinxEd Fellowship, devoted to positive racial and ethnic identity development for Latinx families in the rural South, and actively working to advance access to opportunity in North Carolina. An experienced classroom teacher, researcher, and program designer, Barak is a graduate of Lesley University and recipient of a Masters Degree in Education with a focus on Early Intervention and Family Support from UNC-Chapel Hill.