Eight-year-old Madison Reid might just be the new unofficial spokesperson for child literacy.
The third-grader took the Internet by storm last week with her impassioned speech about the value of books, as part of a WKYC Channel 3 broadcast covering one of Cleveland's new Little Free Libraries.
The Little Free Library movement encourages reading and literacy by providing small “libraries,” or wooden boxes in communities so that people can exchange books. Undoubtedly, Madison got her enthusiasm for the campaign from her mom Tracy, who is a steward for one of the five Little Free Libraries in the Cleveland area, according to WKYC.
During her interview with WKYC, Madison shares her excitement about the new Little Free Library, before launching into her fervent monologue. "The world needs books!" she declares. "What would the world be like without books? They fuel our mind like cars and gas. The cars can't go without gas, our brains can't go without books. The world needs books! We need books."
The world needs more book enthusiasts like Madison!