Tag: children

Turning Pages: Inside Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Turning Pages: Inside Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library How a core team of 15 and thousands of volunteers and partners help the country-music philanthropist deliver books to kids around the world By Stephen L. Betts Dolly Parton is many things to so many people: singer-songwriter, actress, humorist, icon. But to nearly 2 million kids around the world, she’s their librarian. Since 1995,…

American Girl’s 1st Chinese-American “Girl of the Year”

For more than 35 years, American Girl has been creating dolls that reflect the lives of real girls and this year, the company’s “Girl of the Year” gives representation to Asian-American girls. The new American Girl doll is Corinne Tan, a Chinese-American girl that comes from a blended family. As with all American Girl characters, Corinne comes with a book series. But…