Everyone has that genre that they avoid. For most of my life, it was the genre nonfiction. Maybe I didn’t have a topic I was interested enough in, maybe I didn’t know how to read nonfiction well, or maybe school had spoiled the nonfiction reading experience for me (this is probably most likely). But what I do know is that nonfiction is now one of my favorite genres, and I think writing the Read Side by Side Reading Program and the C. I. A., Collect-Interpret-Apply, approach to reading gave me a whole new perspective. As we celebrate nonfiction this month, let me share 3 things I have learned.