Have you ever heard a 9 year old talking so convincingly about the importance of reading?
No wonder that his little speech was turned into a TEDx Talk!
In Belgium every
year children's books are put in the limelight during a whole month.
This always takes place in the month of March and is called 'Jeugboekenmaand' (= 'Month of Youth Books').
The Netherlands have
a similar event which takes place right now, from 6 till 17 October 2021.
It's called 'Kinderboekenweek' (= 'Week of Children's Books'), even though it takes place during more than one week.
To celebrate this event by putting the spotlight on children and reading, I chose to share a TEDx Talk with you.
In 2018 nine year-old Luke Bakic-Pawlak gave a speech called "The Power and Importance of … READING!".
If only more adults would be this wise and confident 😉
Even though following movie is about little free libraries, the message is totally in line with the above speech:
As Luke Bakic-Pawlak told: "Great readers make great writers. Whilst great writers make great communicators. And great communicators make great persuaders."
That this proves to
be the case is also the theme in following overview of quotes from successful people (beware: the subtitles could've used some editing). After all, as the sayings go: "Leaders are readers" and "Knowledge is power". Whether you like the mentioned persons or not, it's undeniable that they acknowledged the importance of reading.