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Bobby had always been an affable student, but one day when I asked him to return the book he had been reading, he gave me the look. At first, I didn’t understand. It was a small ask after all. The book was brand new, one I hadn’t catalogued or even stamped with the school’s name yet. It was not ready to be loaned out.
It turns out, I had inadvertently stumbled upon something special. Bobby, like all the 8th grade students in our school that year, was reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I just had received several copies of the title in large print so I asked Bobby to switch from reading his regular print to the larger text. I was curious to see if he would notice any difference between the two formats. Bobby obliged and spent the rest of the period quietly reading, but when the bell rang and it was time to return the book that’s when he gave me the look.
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So I relented and let him keep the book. The next day when I asked Bobby why he didn’t want to return the book, he responded that he didn’t want to stop reading. “It was easier to read, and I didn’t lose my place as much as I usually do, especially reading and then looking up, and then going back. It was easier to find my place in the large text book than the small text book.”