\" \" Dolly Parton reads her book 'Coat of Many Colors' at the February 2018 Library of Congress event honoring her 100 millionth book donation. And what book could be more fitting to commemorate the Imagination Library's 100 millionth than one written by Parton herself. To celebrate this huge achievement for childhood literacy, Parton's book was enshrined in the Library of Congress this week. AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Book LadyThanks to her efforts to bring books to kids, Parton has become known among the smaller set as \"the book lady\" — a title the star never expected. Parton started the Imagination Library program more than 20 years ago to honor her father, Lee Parton, who never learned to read or write himself, but was \"the smartest person I've ever known,\" Parton said.