Way To Go, Caleb Green: This Four-Year-Old Read 100 Books In One Day


December 12, 2017


Four-year-old Caleb Green of Chicago, Illinois loves to read, so much so that he set out a mission over the weekend to read 100 books in one day. 


“I was like, 100, son? That’s a lot of books,” Caleb’s father, Sylus Green told WLS-TV. “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.'”

On Saturday, Caleb’s parents streamed his reading marathon on Facebook Live, where viewers saw him do a dance every time he finished reading 10 books. In addition to getting support from his parents, friends also dropped off more books so the avid little reader could reach his goal. 

After a nine hours, Caleb did just that and taught his dad an important lesson along the way. 


“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 said.

Caleb said of his future aspirations: “I want to be a basketball player. When I am 22, I want to be an astronaut, and when I’m 23 I want to be a Ninja turtle.” 

Congratulations Caleb on accomplishing your goal and inspiring us all to keep dreaming big.  


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