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Questions about Jumpstart's Read for the Record®? You’ve come to the right place!

Have a specific question that’s not addressed here? Please email us at rftr@jstart.org.

What is Jumpstart’s Read for the Record?

Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, Read for the Recordmobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy by participating in the largest shared reading experience. 

On October 21, 2014, people across the country will unite to read the children’s book Bunny Cakes, a comical story of sibling bonding and birthday shenanigans, by bestselling author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, in support of Jumpstart’s mission: to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. 

Did Jumpstart break the record in 2013?

Yes! With your help, we broke the world record by reading with 2,462,860 adults and children around the world.

What’s the date of Jumpstart's Read for the Record 2014?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

What book are you reading this year?

We'll be reading Bunny Cakes, a comical story of sibling bonding and birthday shenanigans, by bestselling author and illustrator Rosemary Wells. 

How can I donate?

Please make a gift and contribute to Jumpstart's Read for the Record.

How can I contact someone regarding Jumpstart’s Read for the Record?

Email us at rftr@jstart.org.