Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Book Reviewers

In a Los Angeles Times article about homework (“Some schools are cutting back on homework,” by Seema Mehta), Eileen Horowitz, head of the Temple Israel of Hollywood Day School, had this to say:

“As adults, if every book we ever read, we had to write a report on — would that encourage our reading or discourage it?”

I ask myself that question every day.



About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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