As I entered elementary school, my interests in reading began to change. Instead of being read to, I wanted to be the reader. One of my favorite series as a child was “Alice in Bible Land”. After having heard all of the stories countless times, I had most of them memorized. It was during this time when I “read” my first book. Although I hadn’t truly “read” the book, in my mind, I had! The excitement and joy on my parents’ faces solidified the empowerment I felt from reading my first book.