15-year-old Mireille Lee, left, and her 13-year-old sister, Elodie, were turned onto reading by TikTok.

Air Mail Pilot is old enough to remember that people once worried the Internet was going to ruin reading and books. Air Mail Pilot is also old enough to remember that people once worried social media influencers would destroy civilization altogether. (That was just a couple years ago.)

And yet, here we are. Not only are reading and civilization still more or less with us—Air Mail Pilot likes to think of itself as a bastion of both—but social media influencers are now some of the biggest book boosters around. Better yet, they’re kids.