The girl has been taking a class this year. It is seminary, which is a church class for high school aged students, and around here it's right next to school campuses. So every day she heads over to the neighborhood building for her class. It's been fun for her to meet more kids. Her educational journey is a post of it's own that I'll get around to writing one of these days.
Anyway, this morning she got home and was just still so shocked. Apparently they had been discussing education and the teacher asked each of them how many books they read in a year. She said most of the kids said about 5. FIVE.
Stunned, she looked around, and when asked how many she read she replied "I don't know, somewhere between 40 and 150?" And the other kids were stunned right back.
She came home and said "I weep for humanity."
Kids need to read more.
ps. I know this girl and her reading habits. 150 books/year is a conservative estimate.