Reading Buddies

In kindergarten, first and second grade, my reading buddies were fourth and fifth graders. I started reading to younger kids when I was in fourth, fifth. But starting in sixth grade, the assignments were made by OSIS and based on reading level and  need. I read to kids all over the City. Young kids from Tottenville, Cambria Gardens, Bay Terrace and other neighborhorhoods who had no one to read to them, so I would. Via tablet. After a few minutes, I’d look over and often find them sleeping. As I got older, kids didn’t want me to read, they wanted to know where I lived and what I was into. I was the same way, I wanted to talk games. And that’s how I met…

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