You, the teacher, are the reader's mentor, whether that reader is your student, your colleague or your friend. No, more accurately, readers are mentors to readers and to future readers; close, trusted, experienced counselors and guides in the development and promotion of a wide variety of reading interests.
Sledge, A. C. (1986). This Book Reminds Me of You: The Reader as Mentor. Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts, 26 (4). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol26/iss4/4