Photo credits: ABC-7, Chicago
An adorable and bright young black boy in Chicago, Illinois accomplished something in a single day that many adults haven’t done in an entire lifetime.
According to WLS-TV 7, an ABC-affiliated news network based in Chicago, Caleb Green (pictured) read 100 books in a day while being recorded and streamed on Facebook Live by one of his parents. The four-year-old Caleb read books about his favorite things, including dogs and Ninja Turtles.
Caleb’s phenomenal reading marathon was viewed by thousands of people. Residents as far away as Florida watched in amazement as the enthusiastic toddler read book after book from cover to cover. Caleb did a cute little dance every time he finished 10 books. He says his sister inspires him to learn more by reading.
“I like to read and I want to read some more like my sister,” Caleb told Eyewitness News.
When he decided that he wanted to read 100 books in one day, Caleb told his parents about what he wanted to do. His mother and father tried to find all the books they could conjure up. Friends of the family found out what Caleb wanted to do and they came by to drop off more books for the motivated young boy to read.
“I was like, 100, son? That’s a lot of books. So at first, I had the gut reaction to talk him down a little bit but he was like, ‘No, I want to read 100,'” Caleb’s father Sylus Green told Eyewitness News in an exclusive interview.
“I learned to just dream bigger and I am going to set unrealistic goals for myself this coming year and I’m going to be inspired by Caleb to not quit on him and just push through it,” Sylus Green also said.
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