Anyone who reads my blog posts knows I often review books for kids. Why do I think those matter?
Because they open kids' imaginations and involve their intelligence and imagination.
In our modern world where so much is done by texting, Skype, and other visual media it would be easy to think only minimal reading will be important for future generations.
Nobody will ever know how much the world has been influenced by the things people in the past read that shaped their minds and attitudes.
I could go on all day about how wonderful books are, and how important, but that's enough ranting for now.