Monday, August 23, 2010

Center Point boy gets Dolly Parton's Imagination Library's 25 millionth book!

Last month, Kumar Stewart, out of thousands and thousands of children, was presented the 25 millionth book from the worldwide program. His family was told to pack their bags and head to Dollywood in Tennessee.

Dolly Parton wanted to meet Kumar.

"It was beautiful," mother Shalisha Stewart said of the park and her family's experience. "She sang Kumar a song, 'Celebrate the Dreamer in You.' She wrote it for him. He was like, 'She wrote me a song?' And I told him that he was the hero of the day."

The Junior League of Birmingham is the sponsor for the Imagination Library in Jefferson County. Members honored Kumar and his family with a reception.
25 millionth book from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

"The impact that this program has on school readiness for the children of our community and across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom is immeasurable," said Liz Edwards, President of Junior League in Birmingham.

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