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Imagination Library “One Million A Month” Milestone Celebration

Published November 15, 2016 / Last Updated November 16, 2016

Award-winning authors help Dolly Parton commemorate the Imagination Library’s “One Million A Month” celebration!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library reached a historic milestone. As of October 2016, one million children are set to receive one free book every month! Dolly celebrated the “One Million A Month” achievement at her sold-out concert in Pigeon Forge, TN on Nov. 15.

Several award-winning authors and illustrators, whose books appear in the program, congratulated Dolly and the organization with special videos.

Tomie dePaola – “Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose”

This award-winning author/illustrator has contributed his talents to nearly 250 books in his 40-year career. He discovered his love of storytelling at a young age and vowed to dedicate his life to creating beautiful books for children. His many accolades include the Smithson Medal from the Smithsonian Institution.

Matt de la Peña – “Last Stop on Market Street”*

Newbery Medal winner, Matt de la Peña is an advocate for diversity within children’s picture books. He authored several books for Young Readers before discovering his passion for children’s books after becoming a father.

Jacky Davis & David Soman – “Ladybug Girl”

Jacky Davis & David Soman are the creators of the beloved “Ladybug Girl” book series. This creative couple enjoys sharing a love of reading with their children, Lucy and Sam, who together inspired Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy.

*Matt de la Peña’s “Last Stop on Market Street” is illustrated by Christian Robinson.

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