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Books from Dolly Parton Reading Song - Complete Version

2017-06-10 1 321 Vimeo

This video is the product of a collaboration between the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation, Tennessee's Imagination Library, Tennessee Department of Education's Read to Be Ready, and Southern Word to improve literacy in Tennessee and beyond. Currently, only 43 percent of students are reading on grade level by the time they leave third grade in Tennessee. In 2016, Tennessee’s Department of Education launched its Read to Be Ready initiative with the goal of increasing the percentage to 75 percent by 2025. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a nonprofit organization that promotes early childhood literacy by giving free age-appropriate books to children. Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to over 80,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States, into Canada and the United Kingdom. Currently over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to over 1,000,000 children each and every month. Through the literary and performing arts, Southern Word offers creative solutions for youth to build literacy and presentation skills, reconnect to their educations and to their lives, and act as leaders in the improvement of their communities. Southern Word serves more than 5,000 youth per year through writing residencies and workshops in 8 Tennessee counties. This project is sponsored by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and Tennessee Arts Commission. Video Credits Vocals by Rusty and Whitley Van Sickle Music Played and Produced by Chip Martin Video Edited by Dan Perry Creative Commons Photo Credits: “Nice boy face” by D@LY3D is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Jeep” by Paul Sableman is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Row boat” by wsilver is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Untitled” by Dan Kleinman is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “The king of bed head. #bedhead #baby #boy #instagood #enjoyingthesmallthings #hair” by Shari is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Lochlan's first night in his big boy bed.” by Aaron is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Kid in a Creative Bulldozed Halloween Costume” byemilydickinsonridesabmx is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “dragon” by Br3nda is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Dragon” by bargainmoose is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Fishing” by Camp Pinewood is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Fishing” by FaceMEPLS is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Fishing with a Bamboo Pole” by Jinx! is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Fishing In Liatorp” by Mats Hagwall is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Fishing” by OCParks_CA is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “fishing” by woodleywonderworks is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Kentucky father and son fishing Credit http://www.kentuckytourism.com” by US Embassy Canada is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Gorilla family moment” by Pascal Walschots is licensed underCC BY 2.0 “When the cousins come for a visit, it's time for a lemonade stand. #summer #lemonadestand” by Scott McLeod is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Lemonade stand” by Max and Miles Hanley is licensed underCC BY 2.0 “Dolly Parton Statue, Seveir County TN courthouse” by Brent Moore is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Kindergarten” by woodleywonderworks is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Kindergarten Cop school” by Joseph Novak is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “A boy reading a book with a man” by U.S. Department of Agriculture is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Road and Mountain” by Lee Coursey is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Kids on Scooters at Lake Cunningham” by Don DeBold is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “What I do everyday after school: chase the kid on the scooter around the block.” by Rob Nyland is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “150212-girl-scooter-school-commute.jpg” by r. nial bradshaw is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Qiqi Lourdie Girls Share Scooter 6-25-13” by Steven Depolo is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Scooter Boy #1” by fotologic is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “_DSC0111” by Carnivore Locavore is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Manuela” by Juan Camilo Trujillo is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Train Engines” by Dan Hershman is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “a beautifully restored 5526 steam engine” by shrinkin'violetis licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Asian Girl Reading a Book next to Painting of Girl Reading Book Grand Rapids Children's Museum June 11, 20119” by Steven Depolois licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Sea Monsters” by Kathryn Decker is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Sea Creature” by Carolyn Coles is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Nice boy face” by D@LY3D is licensed under CC BY 2.0