Tomorrow, October 19th is Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® Day! Jumpstart is celebrating the 12th anniversary of its annual campaign, which gathers over 2 million people together around the world to read the same book on the same day. Read for the Record brings much needed attention to inequities in early childhood education, inspires adults to read with children, spurs policymakers and organizations to take action towards transformative change in early education, and puts books in the hands of children across the country.
This year’s campaign book, Quackers by Liz Wong, is a wonderful story that follows a kitten who grows up believing he is a duck. This tale is about understanding, acceptance, and learning it’s ok to be whoever you want to be. Every year, Jumpstart produces a special edition of its Read for the Record campaign book that features vocabulary tips, reading comprehension questions, and more resources to ‘jumpstart’ a child’s curiosity. Special editions are available in both English and Spanish.
Our friends at Book Harvest will be visiting schools with special guests throughout the day in order to celebrate here in Durham, so be sure to check out their Facebook page for fun pictures and videos of Read for the Record activities.