Jumpstart’s Read for the Record

One Book. One Mission. Every Child.

Every year, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign brings thousands of schools, libraries, organizations, and communities together on the same day to read our special edition campaign book, celebrate early literacy, and expand the at-home libraries of children from underserved communities.

And this year, we are DREAMING BIG.

Be the first to get a special-edition copy of Nigel and the Moon

On October 27, 2022,  join us in reading Nigel and the Moon written by Antwan Eady and illustrated by Gracey Zhang

Nigel and the Moon is about a young boy who dreams big, but is too scared to share his dreams with the world. Instead, every night he tells his dream of becoming an astronaut, dancer, and superhero to the moon. As his class moves through career week, Nigel’s community helps him build up confidence in who he is. This book encourages children to celebrate where they come from, who they are, and who they want to be. Nigel and the Moon is published by HarperCollins. 

This fall, we invite you to meet Nigel, his loving family, and his supportive community. Together, we will honor the diversity in our world, celebrate pride in where we come from, and uplift the essential workers in our communities.

2022 Read for the Record Book

The Jumpstart Read for the Record Special Edition 

Every year, Jumpstart works with early education experts and our publishing partner to create a paperback special edition of the campaign book. This special edition copy is designed to help deepen children’s understanding of the book. This special edition is exclusively available through Jumpstart. 

Available in English and Spanish, our special edition of Nigel and the Moon will include:

  • Activity guides and resources that bring the book to life

  • Tips for reading with young children

  • Vocabulary words

  • Comprehension questions

All proceeds from Read for the Record support Jumpstart’s work to increase early education access for young children in underserved communities. Jumpstart delivers research-backed programming directly to children; works to grow and train the next generation of early childhood educators; and advocates for more equitable policies in the early education sector. Learn more about our impact.

Contact our Read for the Record team via email.

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

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