Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Favorite books

This is a nice little site about celebrities' (actors, writers, etc.) favorite books as children. Some of the celebrities are more interesting than others; I liked Joyce Carol Oates's explanation of why she loved Lewis Carroll's Alice adventures. Of course, the more important part of First Book is that it encourages young people to read. More specifically, the organization gives books to children from low-income families. If I recall correctly, I interviewed the founder of this organization, back when I worked for a national trade journal about nonprofit organizations. I've not really kept up with them, but they seem to have done ok.

What was your favorite book growing up?

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