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“The subtitle of this book, ‘Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read,’ may sound audacious, but it’s actually overly modest. Parents and educators who use this book will be raising children who love to learn.” – Milton Chen, Ph.D., Executive Director, The George Lucas Educational Foundation
Advice From Diane
Letter From a Parent
“I used one of Diane Frankenstein’s conversation starters and changed it up a bit. Instead of asking our daughters, “What would you do in this situation,” I asked them, “if Alfred (the dog) was a child, and the other animals were children what would you do in this situation? Our five-year-old daughter, Zoë, became extremely emotional.
She said, “Mom, don’t they know that everyone belongs? That it does not matter what we look like on the outside, because we are all the same on the inside?” The conversation evolved from there. It turned into a long successful conversation about how “judging” and treating individuals different because of the way they look is unacceptable.
The conversation brought our little family together in an amazing way. It was a joyous moment for us that there were questions we could ask that would help our kids get more from the books they read and continue their love of reading.” – Mom in New Haven, CT