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Shhh . . . She’s Reading

“Mama, listen to this. ‘Questions exploded inside Harry’s head like fireworks and he couldn’t decide which to ask first.’ Isn’t that cool?”

We are on our way to school. Coco’s sitting in her booster seat, wearing her Princess Jasmine glasses with her nose in Harry Potter and the Sourcerer’s Stone. Thank you, J.K. Rowling. My second grader has seen the movie, knows the story, can recite all the Hogwart’s jargon, but until now, she hasn’t been interested in reading without a threat or a reward. This week, she’s discovered the thing the rest of us already know. Reading is fun.