Friday, June 1, 2018

A mother and her kids each looking for books at Strand. The father was in another row.  These  bookshelves outside the store—there must be a hundred feet of them—have books for one to five bucks. It satisfies the browsing need book people have and the need to buy something which we all seem to have. You can get one or ten books, for cheap. I bought a paperback Granta, a British literary quarterly with good photos, the other night. One dollar.

Reading has to be an easily available option for young people. Not everyone is part of a reading family like this one.  Schools, especially in the early grades, but in all grades really, have to make reading time available. Reps are needed to get good at reading, just like they're needed in gym class to get good at shooting free throws.

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