Pat wants to share this OP-ED piece from the New York Times, “Reading Books is Fundamental” by Charles M. Blow. Here’s an excerpt:
“As I raced past the children’s books, they stopped me. Books to me were things most special. Magical. Ideas eternalized.
Books were the things my brothers brought home from school before I was old enough to attend, the things that engrossed them late into the night as they did their homework. They were the things my mother brought home from her evening classes, which she attended after work, to earn her degree and teaching certificate.
Books, to me, were powerful and transformational.”