He says, “We’re still thinking in terms of enticing kids to read with a sports book or a book about war. We’re suggesting that they’re missing something if they don’t read but, actually, we’re condemning kids to a lesser life. If you had a sick patient, you would not try to entice them to take their medicine. You would tell them, ‘Take this or you’re going to die.’ We need to tell kids flat out: reading is not optional.”
You can read more about Myers and his role as Ambassador here. I will be hanging this sign in the Lemme Library on Wednesday... I too believe that reading is not optional. You are welcome to use this image as well!
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