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This column appeared in the Journal on June 6, 2008. Past columns can be read at juliewinkelstein.com

“When I was growing up in the hills of East Tennessee, I knew my dreams would come true. I know there are children in your community with their own dreams… The seeds of these dreams are often found in books and the seeds you plant in your community can grow across the world…” Dolly Parton (imaginationlibrary.com)  

 

A couple of months ago I visited with Jinx Stapleton Watson, who recently retired from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. During our conversation – which covered children’s books, literacy, social justice issues and many other topics – she mentioned she is a member of the Library Committee for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Since my knowledge of Dolly Parton was pretty much limited to knowing she sings and there is a place called Dollywood, I did some research about it when I got back from my trip. (more…)

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