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Tennessee recognizes Dolly Parton's contributions to children's literacy

Posted at 12:29 PM, Apr 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-22 17:07:00-04

Tennessee says it will always love Dolly Parton.

Gov. Bill Lee signed a resolution recognizing the country music legend's contributions to children's literacy in the state.

Parton was born in Locust Ridge, Tennessee.

She launched the program Imagination Library in 1995.

The program mails one book a month to a child until they reach kindergarten.

The governor says because of Parton, more than 152 million books have been distributed to nearly two million kids.

Parton says the Imagination Library was inspired by her own father's inability to read.