The Reading Promise is a funny, inspiring memoir chronicling the results of a pact a father and daughter made to read out loud together every night.

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My Father and the Books We Shared
Alice Ozma

When she was in the fourth grade, Alice and her father, Jim, made a pact to read out loud together for 100 consecutive nights. When they reached that goal, they celebrated with pancakes and extended it to 1000 nights. But that isn't the end of the story. Father and daughter kept their pact for nine years, all through high school until Alice left home for college.

This is the delightfully written, hilarious, and inspiring memoir of those years -- written by Alice and infused with Jim's spirit, wit, and words (he wrote the Foreword). Jim, an elementary school librarian, knew all the gifts a love of reading can bring.

And he was bound and determined to be a good single dad and never let the demands of life get in the way of special book time and shared time with his children.

Alice would never say, but Jim does, that all that reading helped Alice score highest in reading on her state and national tests, as well as win two first-place awards in national writing competitions in high school. But neither one of them would say those achievements are what truly matters.

What does matter is the remarkable bond of shared delight, rich experience, and closeness the two found, forged in those years with those books. If you want to read one book that quintessentially captures everything we try to do here at Chinaberry, this is it!

(Note: This book is considered ''Imperfect'' as it has a black ink mark either on the top or bottom of the pages. Publishers often do this when a book goes out of print.

(Ages: Adult)

#26736 - Paperback Book - 288 pgs
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