Library of Congress hosts 4-year-old girlwho has read over 1,000 books
by Newsela staff
Before Daliyah Marie Arana was even born, her parents say, she was learning how to read. When Daliyah was an infant, she would hear her older brother reading chapters of books out loud in their Gainesville, Georgia, home. And by the time she was about 18 months old, she was recognizing the words in the books her mother read her.
【1】 “She wanted to take over and do thereading on her own,” her mother, Haleema Arana, said in an interview with The Washington Post. “她想将书拿过去进行独立阅读，”她的母亲Haleema Arana在《华盛顿邮报》的一次采访中说道。【2】“It kind of took off from there. The more words she learned, the more she wanted to read.” “她的阅读之路可以说是由此开启。她识得的单词越多，阅读的欲望就越强烈。”
Now 4 years old, Daliyah has read more than 1,000 books. She has even managed to read certain college-level texts. And the preschooler’s1 skilled reading and passion for literature impressed even the leader of the nation’s library, Carla Hayden.
【3】On Wednesday, Hayden hosted Daliyah atthe Library of Congress, giving the 4-year-old a chance to shadow2 her as “librarian3 for the day.” 周三，Hayden在美国国会图书馆招待了Daliyah，给了这个四岁的小女孩一次作为“一日图书管理员”随同她的机会。
【4】Wearing her glasses, pink dress and matching pink bow4, Daliyah walked the sprawling5 hallways of the world’s largest library and sat in on executive6 round table meetings.戴着眼镜，身穿粉裙，搭配着粉色蝴蝶结的Daliyah走过这个全球最大图书馆蜿蜒的长廊，在行政圆桌会议上获得一席之地。
Hayden tweeted7photos of Daliyah’s visit from the library’s official account. One showed Hayden and Daliyah walking together, holding their hands behind their backs. Daliyah was looking up at Hayden with eyes of wonder.
When they asked the 4-year-old librarian for recommendations8, an idea immediately cameto her mind. She suggested they install whiteboards in the library hallways, so that children like her can practice writing on them.
1. preschooler [ˌpri:'sku:lə] n.学龄前儿童
2. shadow [ˈʃædoʊ] v.跟随，尾随
3. librarian [laɪ'brerɪrn] n.图书管理员
4. bow [boʊ] n.蝴蝶结
5. sprawling [ˈsprɔlɪŋ] adj.杂乱延伸着的
6. executive [ɪɡˈzɛkjətɪv] adj. 行政的，管理的
7. tweet [twit] v.（发）推特
8. recommendation [ˌrɛkəmɛnˈdeʃən] n. 提议
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