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The reading promise: my father and the books we shared

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When Alice Ozma was in fourth grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for a hundred consecutive nights. On the hundredth night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became evident that neither wanted to let go of their storytelling ritual. So they decided to continue what they called The Streak. Alice s father read aloud to her every night without fail until the day she left for college.

Alice approaches her book as a series of vignettes about her relationship with her father and the life lessons learned from the books he read to her. Books included in the ritual were: "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens, the Oz books by L. Frank Baum, "Harry Potter" by J. K. Rowling, "Alice s Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, and Shakespeare s plays."

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Grouping Title reading promise my father and the books we shared
Grouping Author ozma alice
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Last Grouping Update 2018-11-16 23:10:10PM
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display_description Named for two literary characters ("Alice" from Lewis Carroll and "Ozma" from L. Frank Baum), the author is the daughter of a Philadelphia-area elementary school librarian. Father and daughter embarked on a streak of reading-out-loud sessions every night before bed as Ozma was growing up--a "streak" that would continue for eight years straight.
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subject_facet Books and reading, Books and reading -- Psychological aspects, Books and reading -- United States, Brozina, James -- Books and reading, Father-daughter relationship -- Biography, Fathers and daughters -- United States -- Biography, Oral reading, Ozma, Alice -- Books and reading, Recitations
title_display The reading promise : my father and the books we shared
title_full The Reading Promise My Father and the Books We Shared, The reading promise : my father and the books we shared / Alice Ozma ; foreword by Jim Brozina, The reading promise : my father and the books we shared / Alice Ozma ; foreword by Jim Brozina ; [with a new essay by the author]
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title_sub my father and the books we shared
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Books and reading, Brozina, James, Father-daughter relationship, Fathers and daughters, Nonfiction, Oral reading, Ozma, Alice, Psychological aspects, Recitations