Tovani does a good job of showing the growing population of non readers, and provides strategies to (re)engage them with books. Unfortunately, she spends a lot of the text reminiscing about conversations or struggles she faced with particular students rather than providing effective teaching strategies. The ones that she does include are helpful and easily accessible; however, nothing in her book is profound. In fact, teachers who keep up on professional
development won't glean any new information, but this would be a great book to share with novice teachers.