Each year, we provide 13,000 free copies of our Read for the Record® book to Jumpstart children and their families. Sending the book home builds children’s home libraries, and for many children this book may be one of the few quality storybooks they have access to outside of school. Your role is instrumental in sharing how valuable of a tool a book can be to a child and their family, and Read for the Record is an excellent opportunity to do just that! There are many ways that sites and members can participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, from simply sending a book home with a copy of the Family Activity Guide for each child, to incorporating Read for the Record themed activities into session, to more elaborate events with families and members of the community.
This year’s book selection is Maybe Something Beautiful, a wonderful story that celebrates the magic that can happen when a community comes together to create something beautiful and bring about change – a fitting metaphor for a campaign that features thousands of events in communities across the country each year. Read for the Record takes place on October 25, 2018, so ideally your classrooms can join in with activities on or around this date. We hope you enjoy sharing this book with your partner children!
Read. Connect. Succeed.
Read: Join the fun and pledge to #ReadfortheRecord with us on October 25, 2018, to celebrate the amazing power of reading.
Connect: Reading aloud with young children builds literacy and language skills and provides positive reading experiences that instill a love of reading.
Succeed: Children with strong literacy and language skills are more likely to succeed in kindergarten, and a love of reading can foster a love of learning that will benefit children for years to come.
2018 Read for the Record Book: Maybe Something Beautiful
What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine! Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformation—and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Pick up a paintbrush and join the celebration!
Jumpstart is excited to announce the book selection for our 13th annual Read for the Record on October 25, 2018! This year’s book is Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell and illustrated by Rafael López. We can’t wait to read with you!
Ready to Read for the Record? Check out these resources for Jumpstart session, community events, and lots of activities!
Interested in learning more? Reach out to your manager for more information and resources to celebrate Read for the Record!