5-Year-Old Read 875 Books in One Year


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A Louisiana kindergartner is turning heads after she allegedly read 875 books during just one school year.

According to a report from NBC's KPLC affiliate, a five-year-old Lake Charles girl named Sophia Moss read "most" of the kindergarten and first grade-level books at her school library this year. The girl attends T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School in Lake Charles.

Sure, Sophia isn't reading War & Peace or Infinite Jest, but 875 books is 875 more than many kindergartners are able to read. Her school librarian joked to KPLC that she might have to order more books for the library due to Sophia's speed-reading.

Sophia's father stated that she began the year checking out 5 books a week from the school library, but that she is now up to 20 books a week. He also helped Sophia write her own book, which the girl titled Sophia's Pet.

KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana