My first story of finding the book that made someone a reader is one of my favorites.
I work closely with classes at Markham Elementary, and last year one class began visiting me at Eastmont every two weeks. They were a small class, first and second grade special ed, with a warm and attentive teacher who worked hard to help each student find a book they wanted to check out.
One girl, a child of six I'll call Josefina, had not yet learned to read, and was not interested in doing so.
It's not hard to identify the reluctant readers in a class visit. They're the ones who, every time you show them a book, look at you something like this:
A reluctant reader throws shade on an EXCELLENT book suggestion
Josefina's very kind teacher was showing her books that she might