My Passion for Reading
Fei-Fei Li reflects on how, despite their humble means, her mother managed to instill a love of literature within her.
FEI-FEI LI: I think, if there is one singular influence my parents had on me-- especially, my mom-- in early years is the joy and passion for reading. So she read a lot of books.
It was a period of time that nobody is very affluent in China so we didn't have much in terms of materials, but we had lots of books in the house. And that was-- now, that in hindsight-- was a strong influence.