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The Library That Dolly Built

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun docu on entertainer's reading program promotes literacy.

Movie NR 2020 90 minutes
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This gentle, sweet documentary is likely to make Parton's many fans love her even more than before. The Library That Dolly Built showcases how Tennessee native Parton's upbringing influenced her decision to create the Imagination Library. The film offers viewers insight into the intersection between Parton's music career and her philanthropy, showing how, for her, giving back comes in many forms.

This is a quick watch, but it gets the job done by driving home the point about Parton's love for children and literacy. If you didn't grow up in or near a city that had an Imagination Library chapter, you'll probably end up wishing you had. Reading can be a special, exciting, fulfilling pastime, and The Library That Dolly Built brings those feelings to life with Parton's brand of effervescent charm.

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