So I'm probably the only person in the world whose not seen this before. Shared by an art teacher in our district this back-to-school week for staff.
Why do you read?
I Read by Richard Peck
I read because one life isn’t enough, and in the pages of a book I can be anybody;
I read because the
words that build
the story become mine,
to build my life;
I read not for happy endings but for new beginnings; I’m just beginning myself, and I wouldn’t mind a map;
I read because I have friends who don’t, and young though they are, they’re beginning to run out of material;
I read because every journey begins at the library, and it’s time for me to start packing;
I read because one of these days I’m going to get out of this town, and I’m going to go everywhere and meet everyone, and I want to be ready.”
–Richard Peck, author , Zihuatanejo, Mexico, 1990