This week, the renowned bestselling James Patterson assumed a great deal, pledging to help several bookstores that are in crisis. Addressing the issue, the author quoted Justin Bieber during the interview, including the singer on your list of “celebrities that do not help in reading” .
Why reading is extremely important for you?
James: We have a nation where children are reading less and less. On the one hand, there are children who are very bright and are going to good schools, but they are not reading as much as they used to. So, your thinking is not as wide as you want it. But most important are the millions of children in this country who will not be competent readers in their future school.
I think most children can be saved in high school. When I get to speak with educators and librarians, I’ll say: “I’m here to save lives,” and I do not think this is an exaggeration. Because for many of these children, if they do not become competent readers, will have many difficulties to make it to the school. They will feel that it is impossible and will be right. Because if they can not read reasonably well, as can be successful?
Yes, you can become an athlete rare or rare musical artist, like Justin Bieber, who will then stop reading over time. It’s time to wake up Justin! For most children, who are not as fortunate as you are, if you can not read, will be a big problem. Will be a problem at school, which will become a problem later. They will not go to college, and they will have difficulty getting jobs.