I'm thrilled to report that reading is alive and well with the next generation. At least with this fourth grade Girl Scout troop. I had the pleasure of helping them with their book badge at the local library, and what fun we had. All of them love to read, AND they all have read or at least know of Nancy Drew. How cool is that!
They plotted a murder mystery together and were scary shrewd. Most of them like to write stories and had a few amazing ideas for those, too. One of the girls got a Kindle for Christmas and downloads ebooks. At the end of our hour together, they checked out armloads of books, a few were even mine.
I'm going to stop worrying about our future readers. Life is good.