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The reading promise - Alice Ozma

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Title
The reading promise - 3,218 nights of reading with my father
Author
Alice Ozma
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20110609

When Alice was nine years old, she and her father - a beloved school librarian - made a promise to read aloud together for 100 consecutive nights. Upon reaching their goal, they celebrated over pancakes, but it was clear that neither wanted to let go of what had become their reading ritual. They decided to continue what became known as The Streak for as long as they possibly could.

From L. Frank Baum to Dickens to J.K. Rowling to Shakespeare, Alice's father read to her every night without fail until the day she entered college, a remarkable eight years later. In this deeply affecting memoir, Alice tells the story of her relationship with the extraordinary man who raised her - from his steadying hand on the back of her wobbly bike to his one-man crusade to keep reading in schools - the words they shared and the spaces in between. Alice poignantly illustrates the unbreakable parent-child bond, the books they treasured, and the life lessons learned along the way.

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Alice Ozma, a Rowan University graduate, lives surrounded by world-class libraries and bookstores in historical Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is passionate about literature, education and working with children.

Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/aliceozma, like her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AliceOzma and find out more about her and The Reading Promise at www.makeareadingpromise.com.

'Alice Ozma has given us the gift of a remarkable love story. In her love of books, and of her father, we see the most meaningful promises we might make to our own parents, our own children, and to ourselves.'
Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture

'Tender, funny, and deeply readable, THE READING PROMISE tells the story of how a simple ritual became a treasured father-daughter tradition. Promise yourself to revisit what matters . . . promise you'll pick up this tribute to the ways in which books change lives.'
Erin Blakemore, author of The Heroine's Bookshelf

'THE READING PROMISE is a powerful testament to the difference a parent's devotion and the act of reading can make in a child's life. A rare and triumphant story.'
Chris Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Pursuit of Happyness

'Clearly fabulous for libraries everywhere. . . . My pick.'
Library Journal

'This is about so much more than books and reading. It's about single-parenthood and childhood, about raising a loving, witty, articulate kid, and all of it accomplished without anyone turning into the Alpha-Parent/Tiger-Dad.'
Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook

Type
BOOK
Edition
Export ed
Keyword Index
Books and reading - United States.|Books and reading - Psychological aspects.|Fathers and daughters - United States.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
288

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