“Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon learned there was a world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.” -Oprah
In honor of Oprah’s Birthday, I want you to meditate on her words, and her life as a reader. Her love of reading has manifested into an acting career, an educational leader, and a leader in various facets of the media industry (broadcast, television, and magazine for example). To say reading opened doors for her is an injustice to the impact she made. Reading opened the world for her, and she navigated its seas, glided through it’s airs in transit to some of the most beautiful and under-recognized cities, and left footprints in the living rooms of a variety of citizens with her show.
Happy Birthday to an inspiring speaker, philanthropist, and reader.
To celebrate this joyous occasion, read Oprah, by Carole Bosaton Weatherford and London Ladd.