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The Reading Promise Lib/E

My Father and the Books We Shared

Alice Ozma (Read by), Jim Brozina (Foreword by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/2/2011)
Paperback (3/5/2012)

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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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Description

When Alice Ozma was in fourth grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for a hundred 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 called The Streak. Alice's father read aloud to her every night without fail until the day she left for college.

Alice approaches her book as a series of vignettes about her relationship with her father and the life lessons learned from the books he read to her. Books included in the ritual were: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, the Oz books by L. Frank Baum, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and Shakespeare's plays.

Hachette Book Group, 9781611137064

Publication Date: June 1, 2011