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How Does My School, Library, or Large Group Participate?

Schools, libraries, museums, and other organizations help bring Jumpstart’s Read for the Record alive in communities around the world. From large group readings in school auditoriums to story hours and community-wide reading festivals, Read for the Record is truly an opportunity to rally your school, library, or larger community around the importance of high-quality early learning experiences. The best part about Read for the Record is that everyone is invited to join in on the fun! No matter where you live or how old you are, all you need is a copy of the official campaign book or access to a computer with internet. This year’s book is Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell.

Buy the book.

  • Orders of 50 or more are eligible for discounted rates. Visit our bulk order page to learn more about these discounts and submit an order request.
  • Place an order of less than 50 books through the Jumpstart Store.

Stay tuned for free downloadable resources and activities for your classroom or event! (Activity and Reading Guides are available in both English and Spanish).
Want to make a bigger impact? Spread the word by getting your school, library, or community involved. ​

  • Host a large group read-aloud in your school’s auditorium.
  • Invite older students to read with younger students.
  • Invite local officials, athletes, or other special guests to read within your community.
  • Read this year’s campaign book during your library’s story hour.
  • Purchase books to donate to children within your community.
  • Invite local businesses to co-sponsor events within your community.

Show your support for early education by making a donation to Jumpstart

Follow the campaign and share how you’re celebrating with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with #ReadfortheRecord.

Read this year’s campaign book on October 25, 2018!

After reading, report the total number of children and adults you read with on the big day to help us tally our total as we try to beat our own record for most people reading the same book on the same day.

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

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