Parents and library workers witness the magic that happens when young people are in contact with books. From kindergarten through 5th grade, I joined my son Owen Hunter for lunch at his school two or more times a week, reading aloud to him and his class and completing hundreds of books over those six years. Now, as a high school senior, Owen reads titles such as Collapse, An Inconvenient Truth, and any book by Orson Scott Card.
We have fallen in love with books and, as a result, created a generation of readers connected through characters and stories--witness the remarkable success of the Harry Potter series. I can return home to Minnesota through the writings of Louise Erdrich, Tim O'Brien, and LaVyrle Spencer. I connect with my indigenous colleagues around the world through the...
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