A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.
Every child in American should have access to a well-stocked school library. An investment in libraries is an investment in our children's future.
I'm not wild about the term first lady. I'd just like to be called Laura Bush.
We talk about issues, but I'm not his adviser, I'm his wife... I find that it's really best not to give your spouse a lot of advice. I don't want a lot of advice from him.
In almost every single way, George and I share the same values. And if we differ on some issues, it's very, very minor.
In contrast to my husband, I can pronounce the word nuclear.
AIDS respects no national boundaries; spares no race or religion; devastates men and women, rich and poor. No country can ignore this crisis. Fighting AIDS is an urgent calling because every life, in every land, has value and dignity.
Education is spreading hope. Millions are now learning to live with HIV/AIDS instead of waiting to die from it.
All people need to know how AIDS is transmitted, and every country has an obligation to educate its citizens. This is why every country must also improve literacy, especially for women and girls, so that they can make wise choices that will keep them healthy and safe.
Believe me, no one suffers more than their president and I do when we watch this, and certainly the commander in chief, who has asked our military to go into harm's way.
When I was in my 20s, I was a bookworm spent 12 hours of the day in the library. How I met George, I'll never know.
The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone.
Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.
I also want to encourage anyone who has been affected by hurricane Ka, uh, Karina...