Read for the Record 2020: Award Winners and Total Number of Readers

The results for Read for the Record 2020 are in! Because of amazing supporters like you, Jumpstart exceeded our goal of bringing together 2 million readers on Read for the Record day! Together, 2.24 million readers enjoyed Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away, the campaign received 12.4 million impressions across social media, and 116,715 books were distributed to young children!

We couldn’t have surpassed our reading participation goal without the help of each and every one of you. Thank you to everyone who read with us, and we canā€™t wait until next year!

View highlights from some of our favorite celebrations, here, and check out the 2nd Annual Read for the Record Award Winners, below!


Read for the Record 2020 Award Winners

We also wanted to recognize excellence in our community by announcing the 2nd Annual Read for the Record Award Winners!

Counties of the Year

The following counties represent the top three largest participating groups in Read for the Record this year:

Broward County, Florida
Shelby County, Tennessee
San Mateo County, California

Bringing the Story to Life Award

This award goes to the celebration that best exemplifies the themes from Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away, including connection, friendship, and encountering change. Watch this incredible video from this category’s winner–an organization that connects military families through the experience of reading.

United Through Reading

Excellence in Dual Language Learning

This award goes to the best learning and engagement activity conducted for dual language learners. Watch their incredible Read for the Record video, here.

Colegio Visual and Performing Arts Christian School, Puerto Rico

Best Art & Creativity

This award goes to the best art and creative expression activity. This year’s winner made these special friendship bracelets to celebrate the important theme of friendship in the books.

Robert F. McDermott Elementary School – San Antonio, Texas

Best Community Celebration

This award goes to the the best celebration that brings people in a community together, either virtually or in-person. This year’s winner provided an exciting virtual reading by Sonia Manzano from Sesame Street, and included remarks from Chelsea Clinton.

Clinton Foundation Virtual Reading with Chelsea Clinton & Sonia Manzano

Together, we can help all children build the key language and literacy skills they need to take on the world.

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