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RSVP Today! 'A Is for the American Dream' Book Launch

April 21, 2023

America is a land of opportunity, where anyone can succeed, no matter their beginnings. This is the heart of the American Dream. But it’s an ideal that is in danger of being forgotten, unless we pass it on to the next generation.

That is what the Goldwater Institute’s new children’s book A Is for the American Dream is all about. We’re excited to invite you to join us as we launch this new book for children across the country to enjoy.

Through colorful illustrations and inspiring words, A Is for the American Dream teaches children about values such as bravery, gratitude, and hard work. Our new book explains why the Constitution and Declaration are so important. It helps children understand what freedom, justice, and liberty are all about. And most importantly, it inspires them to pursue their own American Dream.

Please join us for the official release of A Is for the American Dream on Thursday, April 27, in Gilbert, Arizona.

Our book launch event will start with a full reading by book author Matt Beienburg. Next will be a discussion about the critical need for this book today, featuring national education innovator Kali Fontanilla and Phoenix parent and Arizona Women founder Hannah Woodruff. Please join us and bring your children or grandchildren.

Tickets and snacks are complimentary, but you must register by Monday, April 24.

The first 50 families will receive a free copy of the book!

You can register to attend here

A Is for the American Dream is a project of the Goldwater Institute Van Sittert Center for Constitutional Advocacy. Thank you to Charter One for its generous support of this event.

More about the speakers:


  • Matt Beienburg is the Director of Education Policy at the Goldwater Institute. He also serves as director of the institute’s Van Sittert Center for Constitutional Advocacy. Published in local and national outlets, Matt’s work focuses on promoting educational freedom, parental rights, and greater civic appreciation of America’s founding principles. A father with two young children, Matt is the author of “A Is for the American Dream,” a new book published by the Goldwater Institute to teach future generations about American’s founding values. Prior to joining Goldwater, Matt served as a senior analyst at the Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC), where he regularly drafted fiscal estimates and briefed members of the state legislature on major policy initiatives in K-12 and higher education.
  • Kali Fontanilla has 15 years of experience as a credentialed educator working in public and Christian schools teaching multiple subjects and grade levels. Her rebuttal statement to Proposition 16 in California helped to stop the push for legal “reverse racism” and a new extreme version of “affirmative action” in 2020. She wrote the guide for the BLEXIT Foundation to expose the dangers of Critical Race Theory. She has been featured in newspapers across the country including the Epoch Times, Associated Press, Boston Globe, etc. Kali and her husband have launched a K-12 online school called Exodus Institute to support parents who want to pull their kids from public schools. She received the Goldwater Institute 2022 Freedom Award for her leadership in standing up to the infiltration of radical political views into K-12 classrooms.
  • Hannah Woodruff is the wife of Gabriel and a mom to four girls with whom she is currently homeschooling. She is also the founder of Arizona Women, a non-profit created to help women become informed about happenings in our community and ways to get involved. She was a special education teacher for two years before doing in-home therapy for children with autism. She has an undergraduate degree in special education and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in autism and behavior.



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