A year ago today, our first book – Reclaiming WE: Twenty Everyday Acts to Strengthen the Common Good and Defend Democracy – was released into the wild. In the 52 weeks since then, we’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response to the edition. Perhaps one of the most important chapters in Reclaiming WE discusses the act of reading. It says:
Reading is an act of engaged democratic citizenship. It builds empathy and character, expands knowledge, and encourages critical thought. Reading keeps us free.