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9 Adorable Kids Talk About Why Books Are The Best

We visited 826 NYC, an after-school program for kids in Brooklyn, and asked kids about reading.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. ET

Posted on November 24, 2014, at 4:10 p.m. ET

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This is 826 NYC, a non-profit writing center for kids (that happens to be behind a superhero supply store).

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Kids come in through an amazing secret door (!!!) then work with volunteers on their schoolwork.

We asked these amazing, creative kids why they liked reading. Listen up!

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1. "I like reading BIG books."

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2. "When it's night time, you can read them and it gives you nightmares."

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3. "I like reading as much as cake. They make me have joy in me."

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4. "You should see what the book is about... maybe you'll start liking books after all."

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5. "Life is going to change, but if you let yourself change."

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6. "In my imagination I can be a hero."

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7. "You're able to feel what the characters are going through."

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8. "If you have any trouble… just try to find a book that can help you.”

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9. "If you read a couple of pages you'll probably like it, keep going."

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Can't get enough of cute kids talking about books?

Check out 826 NYC for more superhero tales of kids falling in love with reading and writing.

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