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[InetBib] FYI: Dolly Parton's Imagination Library on BBC Radio 4

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

ja, genau, die amerkanische Country-Sängerin!

Wohl eher was für die ÖB, aber eine sympathische Idee... Vielleicht
fände sich in Deutschland ja auch ein Musik-Star.

"How Dolly Got Rotherham Reading", unter


einstweilen dauerhaft nachzuhören:

Dolly Parton grew up in poverty in rural East Tennessee, where
children only attended school if there was no work to be done on the
farm. She came to regard good literacy skills as one of the key
passports to enhanced life chances and in 1995 she launched the
'Imagination Library'. The idea was quite simple. All children in the
area were sent one book a month from birth until five years. In 2007
she took South Yorkshire by surprise when she turned up in Rotherham -
not a city used to celebrity visits. But what happened next? Did her
library capture the imagination of Rotherham's children? We follow up
to ask whether it was just a flash in the pan or a serious project.

Travelling to Dollywood for an Imagination Library conference, Sarfraz
Manzoor meets people from all over the world who have signed up for
the literacy project. From Alaskan children in remote communities to
young readers in Nottingham, Sarfraz finds that Dolly's influence is

Sarfraz will meet Dolly Parton in Dollywood to talk about her life and
work. We'll hear from those who knew her as a child and understand the
motivations for this charitable work she undertakes with such passion.
 It will be a journey to the glamorous heart of country music, but one
which reveals much more about one of the world's best loved country
singers. Dolly Parton in her own words and in her own personal world
of the Imagination Library.

Sat 23 Jul 2011 10:30 BBC Radio 4

Duration 30 minutes


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