We need to consider all reading as valuable. Thank you for this insight, Pernille Ripp.
I asked our oldest daughter, Theadora, how many books she thought she had read this year. Crestfallen and quiet she answered four. Four? I asked, confused. How can you only have read four? She reads all of the time, never without a book, always asking to read just one more page before the lights are turned off.
Don’t you mean real books, mom?
Real books? I said. What are real books? I mean all books, graphic novels included.
She lit up. Fifty, Mom, maybe more, at least fifty though.
Fifty books for a child who didn’t think they would ever be a reader because reading was just too hard.
Fifty books for a child who has been in reading intervention for four years.
Fifty books for a child who wasn’t sure that she would ever get through a whole book on her own, at least not one with a lot…
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