875 Books Read: Kindergartner Loves Reading

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 30, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

875 books read: Sophia Moss, a kindergartner in Louisiana, read 875 books in one school year.

Moss, 5, says she loves to read.

“A lot of the days I read books. It’s just a couple days I don’t read,” Sophia, a student at T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School in Lake Charles, told local broadcaster KPLC-TV. “I just like reading!”

The school’s librarian said they would have to order more books because Sophia has read so many of them.

“This is very unusual for a kindergartner, especially to read this many books in a year’s time. Very unusual,” said Mary Lanier, the librarian.

Sophia’s father Carl said that he helps his daughter check out books from the library; it started at five a week and ended at more than 20.

“She’d be reading instead of sleeping,” Carl said. “She loves to read and she does it all the time.”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.