” I think that what we need to do is say, ‘Reading is going to really affect your life.’ You take a black man who doesn’t have a job, but you say to him, ‘Look, you can make a difference in your child’s life, just by reading to him for 30 minutes a day.’ That’s what I would like to do. “


” People still try to sell books that way – as ‘books can take you to foreign lands.’ We’ve given children this idea that reading and books are a nice option, if you want that kind of thing. I hope we can get over that idea. “


” And I see the – you know, when I go to the juvenile detention centers and prisons, I see people who can’t read now. And I know that when they leave those prisons and those detention centers, they’re not going to be able to make it in our society. “


” I didn’t even know for years that people ever even got paid for this, because they don’t teach you that in school. They don’t say Shakespeare got a check. “



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People still try to sell books that way - as
And I see the - you know, when I go to the juvenile detention centers and prisons, I see people who can
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