When Alice was in the fourth grade, her family was going through a rough patch after her parents split up. So she and her father made a pledge: to read together every single night for 100 days.
But after 100 days, they just kept going. Their streak ultimately lasted 3,218 days — spanning from Alice’s fourth-grade year to her first day of college, and even included prom night, when she jumped into bed wearing her dress.
Their commitment to reading and to each other are the subject of Alice Ozma’s debut book, The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared.
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