This is fun. Â Reading Is Fundamental‘s new promotional video features a song by the Roots; vocals by Â Jack Black, Chris Martin (Coldplay), John Legend, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Jason Schwartzman, Nate Ruess (vocalist for fun.), Melanie Fiona, Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag), Regina Spektor and Consequence; appearances from Pinocchio, Madeline, Greg (the Wimpy Kid), the Three Blind Mice, Humpty Dumpty, Curious George, Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, and even Captain Ahab on waterskis! Â Plus many many more! (Find them all!)
Reading Is Fundamental has more information about the song (and its aims) at bookpeopleunite.org. Â If you take the pledge, you can even download an mp3 of the song!
Hat tip to NPR’s Linda Holmes.