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8 year old puts money where her mouth is on passion for reading

by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Are you a book lover? Do you just say you love books or do you live it like this California eight-year-old? Jessica Palacios loves books so much she wants to share her love of reading with others. When her neighborhood bookstore, the oldest children’s bookstore in the nation, was about to go out of business, Palacios launched a fight to save it. She and her family now own it and have made it a place where she and others can show kids how important reading can be.

As she reads to kids at the store, Palacio’s passion shines through. Her warmth and excitement are catchy and kids respond in kind. Palacio hopes to help others develop the same love of reading she has, one that will last a lifetime.

With reading being fundamental in so many areas of life, vital to success in education, vocation, and so much more, Palacios’ mission is not just about books but about quality of life, and along the way, she’s helping encourage a love of stories.

A girl after any writer’s or book lover’s heart, wouldn’t you say?

For more on this story, check out: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=resources/lifestyle_community/kids&id=8734199


Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and editor of adult and children’s science fiction, fantasy and humor books, short stories and articles. A frequent contributor to blogs like SFSignal, Adventures In SF Publishing, Grasping For The Wind and To Be Read, he also hosts Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat under the hashtag #sffwrtcht on Twitter and blogs about writing and creativity on his own blog at www.bryanthomasschmidt.net/blog. Connect With Bryan On Google+


Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and editor of adult and children’s science fiction, fantasy and humor books, short stories and articles. A frequent contributor to blogs like SFSignal, Adventures In SF Publishing, Grasping For The Wind and To Be Read, he also hosts Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat under the hashtag #sffwrtcht on Twitter and blogs about writing and creativity on his own blog at www.bryanthomasschmidt.net/blog. Connect With Bryan On Google+

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    3 Comments to 8 year old puts money where her mouth is on passion for reading

    1. by Sonia G Medeiros

      On August 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      It’s so important for children to have passionate readers to look up to. I know I caught the reading bug from my parents. They both love reading and encouraged me to read whatever I loved. Others in my family kinda snubbed the books I loved. I’m so thankful my parents didn’t. 

    2. by Reader2

      On August 26, 2012 at 9:35 am

      Yeah, I think it’s great when kids take matters in hand and set this kind of example. Exciting hope for the future demonstrated.

    3. by BryanThomasS

      On August 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      @WagTheFox Great story, huh? Love that kid. #mywana #books

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