I was a voracious reader, even as a child, so trying to pick a favorite should be a difficult exercise in theory. But in the middle of the Laura Ingalls Wilder and Ann M. Martin, the Dr. Seuss and the Berenstein Bears, the fairy tales and the fables, there is really one book that stands out for me: A Little Princess.
I absolutely love this book, and I’m constantly referring to it even though it’s been years since I’ve actually sat down and read it from cover to cover. I just found Sara Crewe to be a girl I could easily relate to, with her optimism and imagination and heart. Her story was one I completely identified with, even though I’ve never been in her exact circumstances, and that’s why it’ll always be one that’s extremely special to me. (So special, in fact, that I’ve been collecting editions of it!) (And if you want to see more about why I’d recommend it, check out this Consider this Classic post I did for Hannah!)
I actually wanted to share this post with you all today to talk about a really great charity. The Library Project is a non-profit organization that supplies orphanages and poor schools in China and Vietnam with books. I’m participating in this project #readersforachange in order to show my support, as the charity aims to help one million children and teachers by creating libraries, literacy and teaching programs by 2019. It would be awesome if you guys checked out their official website, and helped spread the word any way that you can! (You can also find them on Twitter.)