Reading is power. The power to escape a horrible situation through the inspirational journey of a hero or heroine. The power to travel to new worlds, learn new languages, and engage in new adventures. It is the power to fall in love with people you have never met. It is the power to agree and disagree with friends, family, and perfect strangers. The power to create new avenues of the thinking and journey down them. The power to spread knowledge. When we teach others to read we give them the power to become innovators, imagineers, and critical thinkers. When we teach people to read we can them the power to rise above the their means. Reading is power. Share it!