Some of America’s favorite musicians and book lovers created a song to encourage other
Book People to join the cause. The track was produced by The Roots with vocal support from
Jack Black, Chris Martin, John Legend, Jim James, Jason Schwartzman, Nate Ruess,
Melanie Fiona, Carrie Brownstein, Regina Spektor and Consequence.

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About the artists
The Roots
Grammy award-winning hip hop band
"Narrative is perhaps the most essential aspect of human culture. We jumped at the opportunity to be part of RIF's ongoing narrative, it's ongoing legacy.It was indeed an honor."
Chris Martin
Lead singer in the band, Coldplay
"My favorite book when I was younger was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes Short Stories.'"
John Legend
Grammy award-winning R&B artist
"As a kid, I was particularly into reading about my heroes... my favorite athletes, entertainers and great civil rights leaders like Dr. King and Frederick Douglass."
Jack Black
Comedian, actor and musician in the band, Tenacious D
"I loved 'A Wrinkle In Time'. It was the beginning of my sci-fi obsessed youth. The bending of space and time blew my still developing mind."
Levar Burton
Actor, director and producer
"'Captain Courageous' was my favorite book when I was a kid. It was the book I was reading when the light bulb went on!"
Jason Schwartzman
Actor, writer and musician in the band, Coconut Records
"As a kid?... The usual, Dr. Seuss, Richard Scarry, Joe Brainard"
Regina Spektor
Singer-songwriter and pianist
"I loved 'The Little Prince', by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen."
Nate Ruess
Indie singer-songwriter of the band, Fun
"My favorite book as a child was 'Catcher in the Rye'."
Jim James
Guitarist and singer in the band, My Morning Jacket
"'The story of Ferdinand' by Munro Leaf."
Melanie Fiona
Grammy award-winning R&B artist
"I absolutely love Charlotte's Web'. Such a beautiful story about love and friendship."
Carrie Brownstein
Co-creator and actor in Portlandia
"When I was really young probably 'Where The Wild Things Are.' But I also loved both the Sweet Valley High and Nancy Drew book series.
Consequence
Rapper & producer
"As a child growing up, I had many stories that I loved, but the one with a message that I carried with me has to be 'The Three Pigs'."