RUSH: Here’s Jim in Danville, Virginia. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, an honor to speak with you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I just want to call and thank you for writing both of your Rush Revere books.
CALLER: I wanted to relay a story about my daughter, my 13-year-old. She just started reading the first book, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, and she came home from school right after she had started and said, “Dad, I’m gonna have to put this off for a little while. I just got an assignment to do a book report on a historical fictional book.” It was a book based on history, but written in a fictional version.
I said, “Well, why don’t you do it on Rush Revere?” And she said, “Well, Dad, that book’s not on the list.” I said, “Well, take the book to school, show it to your teacher, and see if she’ll allow you to do that.” She did, and the teacher agreed to allow her to do that, do that particular book. And she ended up getting a hundred on the book report, and she received five extra points for giving an oral version of the report in front of the class.
RUSH: Man! You know, that’s amazing on a number of levels, because we hear stories routinely — and have over the years — of teachers that are just the opposite of this one. They say, “I’m not gonna let anything like that in this classroom,” and, you know, they punish students for various things. But this is like the third or fourth time that we’ve had a parent call here and say that the kid wanted to take the book to school and the teacher said, “Okay, bring it in.” That, to me, is big.
CALLER: Well, it was even more amazing because her teacher is very liberal. But she enjoyed the book so much that she downloaded the audio version of it up to her iPod and listened to it on her iPod also.
RUSH: Your daughter?
RUSH: I was gonna say, the teacher wouldn’t have done that. But still, the teacher… Why do you think the teacher let the book in?
CALLER: I think she was intrigued by the book. She had never heard of it. I think because Laura showed so much interest in the book that she would agree to allow her to do it.
RUSH: Well, then your daughter gets a hundred plus five extra points, and that’s obviously because she read the book and liked it and knew it?
RUSH: That’s great. You know, you remind me here that we have so many plans for Rush Revere and Liberty down the road. We plan to do a book report contest in the future, on the website, at the Adventures of Rush Revere website, a portal at the TwoIfByTea.com website. I think eventually Revere is gonna get his own website.
He’s gonna demand it before all is said and done. Even though he’s an employee of the tea company, he’s gonna demand it. But we are gonna do a book report contest. This is just great news. I really appreciate you calling. I’m glad that you got in, and I want to send you an autographed copy of both, so don’t hang up. Mr. Snerdley will get your address right after this.
RUSH: By the way, folks, I haven’t mentioned this in about a month, but we’re coming up on the last two weeks to vote for Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims as a best children’s Book of the Year. We’ll link to this. I think we’ve got the link at RushLimbaugh.com, but I’ll make sure that Koko highlights the link. It’s CCBookAwards.com, and it’s an annual thing they do. It’s to promote children’s literacy and reward people that help further that whole thing along, children reading and making it interesting for them.
It’s the CCBookAwards.com, and we were nominated. It’s based on sales. The nominations are based purely on sales, and then the readers vote, the children vote on which book should win in what category. The voting, I think, is over May 12th or 13th? Either one of those times. I’m not sure. I think it’s the 12th.