Dolly Parton is the most influential figure in country music who won hearts around the world with her magical voice and soulful songs that could even calm a troubling soul. Parton’s voice is considered one of the sweetest in the world and it helped her become one of the biggest stars on earth.
Her success gave her the financial leverage and influence she needed to inspire little children. While many celebrities were living a lavish lifestyle, Parton was busy donating books to the Library of Congress.
She has donated 100 million books to inspire others to read and write. In 1995, she started Imagination Library for kids in her county. The project has moved to four other countries where kids have the opportunity to read books donated by the singer. When the singer was growing up in East Tennessee, she saw kids with dreams and decided to help them achieve these dreams through books.
Kids up to the age of five have the opportunity of listening to people read, sing and perform for them through her Imaginative Library. The impact of these books cannot be quantified in the lives of the millions of kids who are benefits of this project. She planted a seed through her book donations and the books have grown wings that flew the dreams of these kids into reality.