10-Year-Old Phoenix of Dover Collects Books for Read Aloud Delaware on his Birthday


BACK. BACK TO YOUR TENTH BIRTHDAY. WHAT WAS IT THAT YOU WANTED MORE THAN ANYTHING FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY? FOR ME, IT WAS ???? AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE, WOULD IT EVER CROSS YOUR MIND TO ASK FOR SOMETHING FOR SOMEBODY ELSE INSTEAD? WE’D LIKE YOU TO MEET A YOUNG MAN WHO DIDN’T BLINK AN EYE WHEN IT CAME TO WHAT HE WOULD ASK FOR – HE WANTED BOOKS. NOT FOR HIMSELF, BUT FOR OTHERS. THIS IS TEN-YEAR-OLD PHOENIX BIGGS, OF THIS IS TEN-YEAR-OLD PHOENIX BIGGS, OF DOVER. MOM, MARIE, ALSO JOINS US, ALONG WITH MARY RANDALL, THE KENT COUNTY COORDINATOR OF READ ALOUD DELAWARE. 1. PHOENIX, SET THIS UP FOR US. YOU JUST TURNED TEN, AND YOU ASKED FOR BOOKS FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY. WHY? 2. MOM OR DAD, WHAT IS “READ ALOUD?” 3. PHOENIX, WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT TO YOU TO GET THESE BOOKS? 4. AND WE UNDERSTAND THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME YOU’VE DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS? 5. WHAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU ASKED FOR THE BOOKS? YOU RECEIVED A LOT OF HELP. -PHOENIX HAS OVER 1500 BOOKS TO DONATE TO READ ALOUD. 6. DONATIONS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY? -HE RECEIVED BOOKS FROM 10 STATES; DELAWARE, MARYLAND, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA, TEXAS, KANSAS, CALIFORNIA, GEORGIA AND PENNSYLVANIA. 7. WE ALSO UNDERSTAND YOU WANT TO READ THESE BOOKS BEFORE YOU DONATE THEM. THAT’S A LOT OF BOOKS TO READ. 8. MOM, DAD, YOU MUST BE SO PROUD. 9. LOOKING AHEAD TO ELEVEN, DO YOU THINK YOU’LL DO THIS AGAIN? PHOENIX, MARIE, NELSON, WHAT AN INSPIRATION. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU’RE DOING, AND FOR SHARING YOUR STORY WITH US TODAY. STILL AHEAD ON DELMARVALIFE — CHRISTMAS CAN BE A

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