Even Read-Alongs Are Bigger In Texas! First Lady Cecilia Abbott Leads The Stars of Texas Story Time

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Texas First Lady, Cecilia Abbott is leading a weekly book reading program to spread joy during during the COVID-19 crisis. The virtual storytime takes place twice a week throughout the duration of the pandemic.

The Stars of Texas Storytime happens on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. on Facebook Live from Governor Greg Abbott’s Facebook page. Special guests and notable authors from across Texas will read children’s books on the livestream.

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The First Lady was the first reader, accompanied by Pancake, one of the couple’s two golden retrievers.. The featured story was “Night-Night Texas” by Katherine Sully. You can re-watch the read-along here.

Upcoming stories will be read by special guests like Kendra Scott, Chuck Norris, Pat Green, and many more.

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Dani Dudek
Dani Dudek is an Emmy-winning marketer who has been active professionally in the entertainment industry for two decades. She has mastered the art of celebrity spotting across the country, but does so best in Austin, where she runs the website ATXGossip.com. With a special eye for even the most minor of celebs, she is basically Shazam and IMDB together in human form.
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