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What is Jumpstart’s Read for the Record?

Jumpstart's Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is a campaign that brings together millions of Americans to celebrate literacy by breaking the world record for reading the same book on the same day. During the 2013 campaign, a record-breaking 2,462,860 people read Otis by Loren Long on October 3, all in support of Jumpstart’s mission: to work towards 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?

We're busy making plans for Jumpstart's Read for the Record 2014, which is sure to be our biggest celebration yet. Sign up for email updates so you'll be the first to know the official reading day when we make an announcement in Spring 2014.

What book are you reading this year?

Stay tuned for the official book announcement, coming in Spring 2014.

How can I donate?

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

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

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