I am a reader. Word by word, sentence by sentence, and paragraph by paragraph I dive into stories- I am transported to faraway lands. I learn to have empathy, tolerance and to be curious as I seek to meet characters from different times and places. I discover new facts and can find out information to help me understand more about the world, myself and others. I am inquisitive, I discover, I listen and I develop my own preferences for the books that I enjoy.