Dolly Parton was raised in a small cabin in East Tennessee with just one book. That’s why she wants children to have books in their homes. She started giving away books 17 years ago. Today, many kids think of her as “The Book Lady” who also happens to sing.
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Famed country music star Dolly Parton talks about her passion for reading and how her childhood inspired her to create The Imagination Library, a book program for children.
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