Dear Read With Me Teachers and Librarians:
There is nothing more wonderful than a person who gives his or her life to the nurture of children. As part of Read with Me, you are the courageous persons who are helping children in remote and less privileged areas to know that their minds and spirits—indeed, their lives are of infinite value. Children who know they are valued are able to value others, however different from themselves. When we value other lives, we treat them with respect and compassion. This is how peace is created. I hope you realize that you are not only teaching reading and writing you are peacemakers in our troubled world.