The Book Lady

The Book Lady

Worlds Awaiting - Season 2, Episode 39 , Segment 1

The Book Lady, A Mom’s Favorite Books

Episode: The Book Lady, A Mom’s Favorite Books

  • Nov 11, 2017 7:00 pm
  • 14:29 mins

Have you ever heard of The Book Lady? The Book Lady is actually someone you already know. She’s quite a celebrity, known the world around. Dolly Parton has dedicated herself to the cause of children’s literacy in an unusual way. And of all her many accomplishments, she frequently says that she’s most proud when people call her The Book Lady. Her organization, Imagination Library, has distributed well over 50 million free books to children. David Dotson is President of the Dollywood Foundation that oversees Dolly’s Imagination Library. The organization’s goal is to foster a love of reading with pre-school children and their families by providing them with a specially selected book every month. Dotson talks with Rachel about the history of the Library, which is now almost two decades old.