Meryl Streep Reads ‘The Three Questions’ For SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Children’s Literacy Program Storyline Online

Meryl Streep lends her voice to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s children’s literacy program, Storyline Online.

Streep reads “The Three Questions,” which is a children’s book based on a story by Leo Tolstory, written and illustrated by Jon J. Muth, accompanied with watercolor illustrations and published by Scholastic. It’s about a young boy who asks questions like “What is the best time to do things?” and aims to help children explore their thoughts, live in the moment, how to be a good person and find their purpose.

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Storyline Online is a children’s literacy resource, accessible to educators, students and families. It included videos featuring actors reading beloved children’s books aloud to help children develop a love for reading and improve literacy.

“We are honored and thrilled to welcome one of the greatest actors and storytellers of all time, Ms. Meryl Streep, to our family of readers here at Storyline Online. Meryl volunteered to read for our children’s literacy initiative because of her commitment to education and advancing literacy, and we could not have asked for a more brilliant actor to bring this beautiful and profound story to life,” said Courtney B. Vance, SAG-AFTRA foundation chairman of the board and president. “Meryl Streep’s reading of ‘The Three Questions’ is an exceptional addition to our library, and we believe it will have a significant impact on millions of children and adults alike. This story will not only inspire a love of books and reading but will also stir souls.”

Angela Bassett, Viola Davis, Rami Malek, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Yeoh and more have also contributed their voices to Storyline Online.

Watch the video of Streep reading “The Three Questions” below.

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