“THE ONLY THING THAT KEPT ME GOING WAS STORIES. STORIES ARE HOPE. THEY TAKE YOU OUT OF YOURSELF FOR A BIT, AND WHEN YOU GET DROPPED BACK IN, YOU’RE DIFFERENT- YOU’RE STRONGER, YOU’VE SEEN MORE, YOU’VE FELT MORE. STORIES ARE LIKE SPIRITUAL CURRENCY.” ---Neil Gaiman The Sandman: Book of Dreams “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss “The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.” – Descartes “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” – Roald Dahl “My alma mater was books, a good library…. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” – Malcolm X Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift. —Kate DiCamillo “You're never alone when you're reading a book.”― Susan Wiggs “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury Do you have a favorite quote about reading?