Orwell Award Announcement SusanOhanian.Org Home

[Susan notes: I love this letter. It is superb.]

Submitted to Washington Post but not published

To the editor

Prepublication sales of the next Harry Potter book are gigantic (J. K. Rowling finishes sixth Potter book," December 21). Amazon has already had over a million orders, even though the book will not be published for seven months. This should put to rest any suggestion that children are no longer interested in reading, and that we need to give them pizza, gold stars, or money to entice them to read.

Stephen Krashen

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of education issues vital to a democracy. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.