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September 6, 2020

September is Dedicated to National Literacy Month

September: National Literacy Month (Image: text above an op

What are you reading today, September 6, for National Read a Book Day?

National Read a Book Day (Image: White text over a background image of a young woman sitting cross legged on the floor reading a book)

Today, I’m reading an ARC (advanced readers copy) of A Family in 6 Tones: A Refugee Mother, An American Daughter by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao. It’s a poignant and revealing memoir from the perspectives of a Vietnamese refugee and her American-born daughter….their cultural differences, their different life experiences, the expectations of culture, and typical mother/daughter misunderstandings.

A Family in 6 Tones by Lan Cao (Image: text on a white cover with an image of a mom holding a young girl)

This week I’m enthusiastically looking forward to reading Anxious People by Fredrik Backman! One of my most anticipated reads of the year!

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (cover) Image: a man and woman stand against a railing with backs to the camera

Dolly Parton is a Champion for Literacy!

Whenever I think of literacy promotion, I think of philanthropist and singer/song writer Dolly Parton and her Literacy Program: Imagination Library. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that gifts free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland. Her organization has mailed 143,820,914 books and counting! She is also reading books online for children during the pandemic.

Dolly Parton reading to three children
Image Source: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

What are you reading for National Read a Book Day or for National Literacy Month?


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