In Publishers Weekly‘s recent article about Read for the Record, the publication interviews author Meg Medina and Jumpstart CEO Naila Bolus about the campaign, and how this year, the annual early literacy campaign will largely be celebrated virtually across the country and around the world.
“Read for the Record will be different from other years, but it’s going to reflect the reality we’re living in 2020.” – Author Meg Medina
Reflecting on this year’s book selection, Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away, Naila Bolus shares why this story is especially timely: “…Meg Medina’s picture book became not only a timeless story celebrating the lasting friendship and deep connection between two girls, but a book for our times.
Meg Medina also sees a special relevance for her book during the pandemic: “Covid has separated all of us, and children have obviously missed being with their friends,” she said. “I feel lucky that this book can really matter right now, and that the story will make sense to kids given what we are all living through.”