The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared
By Alice Ozma
Grand Central Publishing, 2011. 279 pgs. Nonfiction
Alice Ozma’s father, an elementary school librarian, liked to read to his daughter. After the one hundredth consecutive night, Alice and her father celebrated with pancakes. It soon became apparent that neither of them wanted to end what they had dubbed “The Streak”. 3,218 nights later and on Alice’s first day of college they finally ended what had become a life changing event.
Told through a series of vignettes about Alice’s life with her single, quirky father and what she learned along the way, this is a funny, sweet, and warmly felt account of the benefits of reading to a child.