How to Participate

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 Quackers or access to a computer with internet.

Here are 7 simple steps to help make this year’s Read for the Record celebration the best one yet!

Join Us!

When you register to read, you’ll receive campaign news and updates on all things Read for the Record. Plus, we’ll include the number of children and adults you plan to read with in our record-breaking total.

Sign up (for free) now using our online form. 

Part of large group? Click here for more information!

Get the Book!

When you register to read, you can also pre-order your copy of the special edition of Quackers, available in both English and Spanish.

This Read for the Record special edition comes with exclusive Jumpstart learning resources inside, including vocabulary words, reading comprehension questions, and other resources. All proceeds from your purchase help to support Jumpstart’s work to support early language & literacy skills for young children in under-resourced communities across the U.S.

Click here to pre-order your copy Quackers today.

If you’re part of a large group (classroom, school district, community organization, etc.), we have bulk order discounts! Click here to submit a quote form for a bulk book order.

Spread the Word!

Tell your family, friends, and neighbors about Read for the Record. Get your communities and companies involved. The more the merrier!

Click here to find resources such as Save the Date fliers, Event Activity Guides, and more to help support your efforts.

Raise $ to Support Read for the Record!

Show your support for Jumpstart’s early literacy efforts by starting your own fundraising team on Crowdrise.

Click here to learn more.

Stay Connected!

Follow the campaign on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and share photos and updates about your events using the campaign hashtags #ReadfortheRecord and #ReadConnectSucceed.

Read with us on October 19, 2017!

Help us beat the reading record for the most people reading the same book within a 24-hour period! Whether you choose to read at home, join an event at local school or library, or host an event in your community, you can be a part of these amazing event simply by sharing Quackers with as many people as you can.

Click here to find Activity Guides, Reading Guides, and other free resources to help bring the book to life!

Let Us Know How You Did!

After you read, report back the total number of children and adults that you read with (including yourself) on the big day to help us tally our total! Last year, over 2.3 million adults and children participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record and we hope to break that record again in 2017!

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

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