Monday, September 15, 2014
by Alice Ozma
When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the hundredth night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became evident that neither wanted to let go of their storytelling ritual. So they decided to continue what they call "The Streak." Alice's father read aloud to her every night without fail until the day she left for college.
I found this remarkable story - based on true events - to be extremely inspiring, unique, and with a message that is sorely needed in our society today: You're never too old to be read to. Although the novel's characters were a bit quirky, I found them to be quite delightful. It is always encouraging as a reader to learn that you're not the only one in the world that doesn't have a stereotypical spectacular life that is portrayed in some children's books. I would highly recommend The Reading Promise to bibliophiles of all ages!
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