I love that they feel that they own a voice within their community. They have their own individual identity in the eyes of adults and kids alike.
A man approached Dominic at the library, or I should say he approached the top of Dom's head as it was buried in a book. "You like reading? I think it's boring." The man, in his futile effort to be "cool" with a kid, obviously picked the wrong one. No worries though, Dominic didn't hear him; he was too busy reading.