For me, it wasn’t just one book – it was so many books that I was a fan of growing up (southern, duh).
My sister and I had a HUGE collection in our playroom: there was The Penguin That Hated the Cold, all of the Berenstain Bears (OMG – they have an official website… those crazy things didn’t exist when I was reading these books!), Winnie the Pooh, and so many more that were 1980’s-babies staples.
Unfortunately, I know many children aren’t that lucky… enter: First Book.
First Book is a campaign for literacy and for providing books to children all around the country and I am SO proud that my wonderful Pi Beta Phi is one of their partners (our national philanthropy is after all literacy!). I am in love with their blog and their What Book Got You Hooked? campaign:
A number of celebrities are supporting this year’s effort, including: Kenny Chesney, Scarlett Johansson, Emma Thompson, Edward Norton, Stephen Colbert, Ira Glass, and Barry Mannilow.
North Carolina is 27th in the rankings right now for 50,000 new books for kids who are in need, so please vote before September 15th!