This book gives me hope that we can raise a new generation of readers! Donalyn Miller is amazing. The great part about her philosophy is that it can easily be adopted–it’s not a pie-in-the-sky program that takes money or extensive skills to promote–just a love of reading.
Teachers’ lives will be changed by this book, as will their students’. Parents will learn to advocate more strongly for free reading in their children’s schools, and will see the benefit of encouraging their children to read what they enjoy. The Book Whisperer was recommended to me by a parent who couldn’t say enough good about it, and now I understand why.
I’m so glad I read this book–both as a teacher and a parent. It validated my beliefs about why I’m a lifelong reader, and helped me recognize that I can continue to empower others to become lifelong readers.
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