Matilda is the perfect role model for children who love the written word, and she’s a reminder that being well-read is a powerful tool. Matilda’s one safe haven is the library, a place where she can devour as many stories as she wants until it is time to go back to her literary-devoid home life. Books are her escape. Knowledge is her escape.
Matilda is a reminder that children have power to control their own educations, and reading is a big part of that. For Matilda, reading opened up doors she doesn’t even know exists.
As part of its presentation of Matilda, The Muskogee Little Theater is hosting a children’s book drive. When you go to see the show, bring a gently-used children’s book to donate. After the run of the show, the theater intends to donate the books to the Martin Luther King Center’s after-school program.