NEW YORK — Who says kids don’t read? Not Taylor Swift.

The superstar made a stop Tuesday night on her busy tour promoting her new album to share her passion for reading and writing with a gaggle of New York City public school kids – and 100 more giggling on computer screens via Skype from classrooms in Michigan and California.

Swift, whose “1989” was expected to debut at No. 1 next week, is a lifelong lover of books and writing.

She’s already an unpublished novelist. At 13 or 14, she wrote a 400-page book based on her life and friends, whom she had left behind during a summer away with her family.

“But since then, I’ve discovered music and that’s the form of writing that inspires me the most. It’s not to say that I wouldn’t expand the mediums and the ways that I choose to write,” Swift said.

Her meetup with the kids was turned into a 30-minute video available at Scholastic.com that has her urging more young people to “open a world of possible” through books.

—From news service reports