#WeSeeYou: 4-Year-Old Chicago Boy Reads 100 Books In A Day On Facebook Live
When most Chicagoans were upset about waking up to snow last Saturday, Caleb Green saw it as the perfect ‘snowy day’ for a reading marathon. Caleb, age 4, set out to read 100 books in one day and his parents streamed the lit fest live on Facebook.
“I like to read and I want to read some more like my sister,” Caleb told ABC-7 News in a post-victory interview.
The challenge happened simply enough. “At lunch Caleb said, “Dad I read 9 books last night. I want to try and read 100 next,” Caleb’s father, Sylus Green, wrote in a Facebook post Sunday morning.
Green’s initial reaction, he wrote, was “100 is a LOT of books son, do you know how long it will take?” He replied “Yes. I want to read 100.”
There’s no stopping a determined child, and who would want to?
When the family returned home from lunch, Caleb’s parents began going through their bookshelves to find the 100 books. When they came up a few short, they reached out to family and friends who brought more books to the house.
WATCH: 4-YEAR-OLD CALEB GREEN READS 100 BOOKS IN A DAY, PART 1
The #CalebReads100 challenge was a village effort, even before streaming live on Facebook. Thanks to the live stream, Caleb was supported near and far by loved ones during the 8+ hours read-a-long. Currently, the streams – a total of three – have over 3,000 views and growing.
To Dad’s surprise, even people who…