Caleb Green, a four-year-old from Chicago, challenged himself and his parents to read 100 books in one day and he succeeded.
Caleb Green's 100-book marathon was seen by thousands across the country as he read about everything from Ninja Turtles to dogs and even did a dance every time he got through ten books. "That's a lot of books.' So first I had the gut reaction to talk him down a little bit, but he was like, 'No, I want to read 100, '" father Sylus Green said.
Sylus told the news outlet that he's inspired.
Caleb has big plans for the future. His parents scoured through their stock on the bookshelves and found they were running slightly short of Caleb's requested target.
Unfortunately, a lot of people took the sight of a young black boy reading books as an opportunity to comment on police brutality against black men. Hearing of his astonishing goal, some of Caleb's friends made a decision to help out by dropping off a few books at his doorstep.
Reading is fundamental for a 4-year-old Chicago boy. You tell 'em, Dad.
As for Caleb, the little boy is still dreaming big. In 2008, Deepak Sharma Bajagain set the record for "t$3 he longest marathon reading aloud" by reading 17 books over a 113-hour period.
"I like to read and I want to read some more like my sister", Caleb said. "When I am 22 I want to be an astronaut and when I'm 23 I want to be a Ninja turtle", he said to the news outlet.