Dolly Parton Donates 100 Millionth Book to Children In Need

Dolly Parton
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Dolly Parton attends Variety and Women In Film's 2017 pre-Emmy celebration at Gracias Madre on Sept. 15, 2017 in West Hollywood, Calif.

In addition to her iconic country hits and breakup ballads, Dolly Parton has also been using her star power for good the past 20 years by donating books to children in need.

Parton’s nonprofit, called Imagination Library, donates books to families in need once a month, from their birth until they go to kindergarten. On Feb. 27, Parton donated her 100 millionth book.

Inspired by her father, who never learned to read or write, Parton began donating books to children in 1986. She then earned the nickname of “the book lady” by kids around the world. “I never thought about being the book lady, but that just goes to show you, you can’t judge a book by its cover,” Parton said at the Library of Congress on Tuesday.

Parton then read her newest book, Coat Of Many Colors, based on her 1971 single of the same name. Check out an ABC News video about Dolly's milestone below.

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