The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared (Hardcover)

My Father and the Books We Shared

By Alice Ozma

Thorndike Press, 9781410439574, 357pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2011

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“This charming memoir has the potential to spark a revolution in reading. Ozma describes growing up with her single father from the unique perspective of the thousands of nights that he spent reading to her from the age of eight until the day she left for college. The value of reading, or more specifically, of being read to, is celebrated not only as an important part of intellectual and creative development, but also as a way to forge and to nurture relationships.”
— Lisa Stefanacci, The Book Works, Del Mar, CA
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“This charming memoir has the potential to spark a revolution in reading in homes and schools everywhere. Ozma describes growing up with her single father from the unique perspective of the thousands of nights that he spent reading to her from the age of eight until the day she left for college. The value of reading, or more specifically, of being read to, is celebrated not only as an important part of intellectual and creative development, but also as a way to forge and to nurture relationships.”
— Lisa Stefanacci, The Book Works, Del Mar, CA
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Description

Ozma shares vignettes about her relationship with her father and the life lessons learned from the books he read to her.
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