Before I took your class, I couldn't remember the last time I read a book just for the fun of it. So often teachers force kids to read books that are dull and boring, which makes reading seem more like a chore than anything else. [You] get kids to love reading again.
A student in Mary Leonhardt's English class
"I think Parents Who Love Reading, Kids Who Don't is wonderful....I have never seen a more cogent discussion of the problems and the solution. I regard this book as a service to American education -- if only anyone in the educational establishment will listen."
-- Piers Anthony
"This is the best book on education I have read in the last twenty years. Although it is directed at parents, it is equally or more important for teachers and, especially, for teacher educators. There will be little chance to improve education if we do not pay close attention to Mary Leonhardt's compelling message. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down until I finished. I can't wait to share its ideas with all the people I work with.
"-- William Glasser, M.D., author of The Quality School, The Quality School Teacher and Reality Therapy
"Writing with wisdom, warmth, and clarity, Mary Leonhardt has produced a small masterpiece that should be treasured by every parent. Read it, study it, enjoy it. It is a splendid and inspirational piece of work."
-- Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys