Every year I compare success in reading to success in sports. What does it take to succeed in any sport? Talent and ability, yes, but also hard work and dedication to practice. The same is true for reading. It takes practice–lots and lots of reading–to get better. All that reading has many payoffs. Not only do readers get better at reading, but they also increase their vocabulary and improve their writing. In this age of over-emphasis on test-scores, independent reading is still shown to have a positive impact.
Now LeBron James gives me this gift: video of him reading everywhere!
Which of these books have you read? Which do you want to read? What books would you recommend for James to read next?