I’ve always had a lot of respect for Dolly Parton. After reading this Time profile of her, I have even more. She is putting her money where her considerable mouth is, much to the enrichment of young readers throughout the country.
“…But behind the scenes, Parton has quietly, without fanfare, been giving back big-time through her charitable activities. Her Imagination Library gives free books to children in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. — to the tune of some 20 million books a year. Parton has written her own children’s book, I Am a Rainbow (Putnam), which will be part of that program as well. TIME senior reporter Andrea Sachs caught up with Parton at Dollywood, her theme park, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn….”
Her Imagination Library site is incredible!