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7 Books (A Children's Literacy PSA Parody of Lukas Graham's "7 Years") #ReadMoreBeMore

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Published on Aug 14, 2016

Go to http://www.FutureHousePublishing.com/... to buy a book for a child in poverty. Watch till the end to find out the SHOCKING truth about Children's Literacy!

Written and directed by Kent Lloyd (Stuntman/ YouTuber- https://www.youtube.com/user/skeggoms)
Sung by BYU Vocal Point's Logan Shelton
Music arranged by Dallas Crane (Youtuber- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoi9...)

Director of Photography: RJ Idos (Youtuber- Idos Media https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuXy...)
1st Assistant Director: Ebrahim Ghaeni
2nd Assistant Director: Brad Witbeck
BTS: Patrick Hayes and Archie Cristanto
Make Up Artist: Juliette Mergist
Lighting Coordinator: Seth Mergist


Boy: Sam Clements
Mother: Belinda Purdum (Actress)
Father: Adam Johnson (Actor)
Librarian #1: Ali Cross (Author)
Librarian #2: Michael Bacera (Social Media Specialist)
Man/Dad: Keith Allen (YouTuber- KFaceTV https://www.youtube.com/user/KFaceTV)
Dean: Ryan Mendenhall (Future House Marketing Director)
Wife: Bethany Morris (YouTuber- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG3T...)
Classmate: Tristan Porter
Classmate: Monica Moore Smith (Actress- https://www.youtube.com/user/monicamo...)
Toddler Daughter: Jessa Arkell
Young Daughter: Kamri Arkell
Young Son: Miles Arkell
Older Daughter: Sara Arkell (YouTuber- Pianist https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePiano...)
Older Son: Evan Arkell
Book Store Teller #1: Richard Olsen (Youtuber- Vlogger https://www.youtube.com/user/RichClas...)
Book Store Teller #2: Adam Sidwell (Author/Animator)

Influencers talking about statistics in order of appearance:
Kent Lloyd- Stuntman/Director
Keith Allen- YouTuber
Bethany Morris- YouTuber
April Meservy- Singer/Song Writer http://www.aprilmeservy.com
Adam Johnson- Actor
Sara Arkell- YouTuber
Ryan Mendenhall- Marketing Specialist
Shelly Brown- Author
RJ Idos- YouTuber
Ali Cross- Author
Michael Bacera- Social Media Specialist

Music provided by:
Nick Harker- Conductor
Derek Crane- Producer
Parker Robinson- Music Engineer
Sara Arkell- Piano
Peter Hanaman- Bass
Marissa Jenell Brown- Guitar (YouTuber- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMIh...)
Christopher Cardenas- Viola
Madison Moline-Viola
Zachary Hansen- Viola
Daniel Nash- Violin
Adrienne Williams- Violin
Chloe Hopper- Violin
Megumi Terry- Violin
Mary Griffin- Violin
Clark Evans- Cello
Ryan Schade- Drums

Special thanks to
Brigham Young University TMA Department
BYU Bookstore
Provo City Library and Gene Nelson
Taylor and Jenny Roemmich
Tristan, Quina and the rest of the Porter family
Angie Fenimore
Rebecca Rhode
The Clements family


Lyrics:
Once I read seven whole books, my mama told me,
“You, need to play outside or you'll be lonely.”
Once I read seven whole books.

It was a rough rough choice, but I thought I was smarter
Pushing my scooter to the limits, I was kicking harder
by eleven getting close and breathing burning fire
Never fit, I wanted to drop dead, flat out retire

Once I read seven whole books, my daddy told me,
“Go, get some books checked out at the library.”
Once I read seven whole books.

I always had that dream of completing a series
When, I finished Harry Potter, I needed more stories.
Nothing that is too gory, just something mystic and lore-y.
The new desk clerk said that I'd love all of the Mistborn stories

Once I read seven more books, out by the old brooks
I finished all of them like it was a grand prix
Once, I ran right out of books

I went back to the clerk, he said that he would wager
“that you're, above your reading level, all these books are major.
Check out the Maze Runner, it's about the Gladers
Let's see if what Thomas does will make it turn out he’s their savior.”

Once I read five entire books, with barely a look.
I was reading most everything that you could show me.
Once I read hundreds of books.

Soon I'll read more than just books. The hands will be shook.
I'll attend a graduate school, and now I’m hoping.
Soon I'll read little kid books.

I’m so happy about how, my kids can imagine freely.
Like when, they look through all the house in search of crazy mysteries
The Hardy Boys are with me, but they want Sherlock Acadamy
My daughter's on the ground, she’s begging for a Squirrel Girl story

Soon they've read thirty more books, my oldest wants thirty one
Remember Dune? Prelude to Dune becomes a better one.
I made my girl so happy when I bought her Cinder once,
She always was into that fairy tale and sci-fi fun.

Soon they'll read dozens of books (in their) little old nooks
We'll be, reading together like a happy family
Soon we'll read dozens of books.

Soon we'll read hundreds of books and they'll never be crooks
And my, kids will make me father of the century
Soon we'll read hundreds of books.

Once I read seven whole books, my daddy urged me,
“Go, get some books checked out at the library.”
Once I read seven whole books.

Once I read seven whole books

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