For most educators, the editorial below, by Frank Bruni, is like preaching to the choir. We all know just how transforming reading can be for the heart, mind, and spirit. As an avid reader, it simply baffles me how my students can say, with pride, "I've never read a book in my entire life."
To these kids, I say, "You just haven't found the right book yet! Keep trying!!"
It's the best feeling ever, when they come back asking for something just like the book I recommended. It's then that I know they've experienced the true pleasure of reading.