Be a kid again: play, learn, grow.
"And I want them to know that they have no limits." - Unshelved
You tell ‘em, Dewey.
When I was in the third grade, a friend and I were at the school library. I picked out a book that was fifth/sixth grade level and so did my friend, because it seemed interesting to her with its pictures of Native Americans. The librarian stopped us and made us read out loud from the books to prove that we weren’t taking things that weren’t for us. I read mine without problems and was allowed to check it out. My friend struggled with some of the words in hers and had to put it back because she wasn’t “good enough” to read it. I’ll never forget the look of humiliation on her face. I wonder if she ever tried to take a book from a library again after that.
So, yeah, so much this! Nobody should ever be told what my friend was told. Nobody should be able to squash an interest so callously.