Also, I recently read this post on EdWeek about how American schools are teaching more non-fiction and less fiction. While I love non-fiction, and I'm all for kids reading a wide range of genres and building their knowledge base, I don't like the idea of sacrificing fiction.
Why do our kids still need fiction?
Because, most importantly, it helps us understand what it means to be human.
Here's what I say in Beyond the Tiger Mom: