Does it matter what we read?
It matters that we enjoy reading what we are reading.
It is so satisfying when you give a book talk and generate interest in a story, or an author.
But then what is so demoralizing is when a classroom teacher discourages students from borrowing books from the school library because they are afraid the children won’t return the books on time or at all. How else are they going to develop a real love of reading and the responsibility that comes along with using a library.
Teachers worry that we won’t have any books left in the library! That, my friends is the point! I don’t want books <em>in</em> the library. I want them in students hands. And then I want to hear about how much they loved or did not love that story and on and on.