Jaden and Willow Smith

Below is an excerpt from a recent T Magazine interview with two of actor slash rapper Will Smith's kids, Jaden (16) and Willow (14). I found the whole interview to be an intriguing read for a number of reasons, but this part really stood out to me because, well, books. If you're at all interested, the full interview with the oh-so-young Smiths can be found here.

What are you searching for in those pieced-together moments?

Jaden: Honestly, we're just trying to make music that we think is cool. We don't think a lot of the music out there is that cool. So we make our own music. We don't have any song that we like to listen to on the P.C.H. by any other artist, you know?

Willow: That's what I do with novels. There're no novels that I like to read so I write my own novels, and then I read them again, and it's the best thing.

Jaden: Willow's been writing her own novels since she was 6.

I think maybe I'd like to send Willow Smith a reading list. I would be hard-pressed to believe that she wouldn't like one or more of the following novels at least as much as she likes her own.

  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Giver
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Harry Potter
  • Hatchet
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Where the Red Fern Grows

(Original Image: Nathaniel Wood)