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    Celebrities are posting videos of themselves reading children’s stories for quarantined kids.

    Corinne Segal

    March 17, 2020, 12:23pm

    With many of us holed up in our homes indefinitely, and the list of school closures growing daily, two online initiatives are rallying authors and celebrities to post videos of themselves reading children’s stories out loud.

    This week, Romper launched Operation Storytime, which has drawn a number of authors along with Josh Gad, Eva Chen, and others to post their own videos on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #OperationStorytime.

    Meanwhile, Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner are posting videos for Save With Stories, an effort organized with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, which are also collecting donations for kids whose school closures will impact their access to food.

    “THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN in the United States rely on school for food. School closures will hit vulnerable communities hard and @savethechildren and @nokidhungry are on the ground and ready to serve,” Adams wrote on Instagram.

    You can watch more on Save with Stories’ Instagram, where a post from this morning features Reese Witherspoon reading Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Brigette Barrager.

    [h/t Chicago Tribune]

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