What I loved about Miller's book is the pureness of her mission: give students good books and time to read in class, and they will become readers. Simple, right? But it's hard to accomplish this when teaching at a time so obsessed with standardized test scores that every move educators make has to be defended by its ability to produce data-driven results. Miller does not shy away from this topic, but she knows that what matters even more than scores is life beyond the classroom, and building lifelong readers and learners. Miller provides tons of anecdotal evidence that fostering reading produces real results and that every child is a reader.
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