Read for the Record

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® highlights the importance of high quality early learning for all children, while also raising funds to support Jumpstart’s programming in communities across the country.

Each year on Read for the Record Day, people gather in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the U.S. to read our chosen Read for the Record book to children in the community. Read for the Record is the world’s largest shared reading experience—bringing together over 2 million people to read the same book on the same day. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to bring national attention to inequities in early childhood education and as a way to inspire adults to read with children, spur policymakers and organizations to take action towards transformative change in early education, and put books in the hands of more children across the country.

Since 2006, Read for the Record has grown into a global effort, collectively engaging over 19 million children and adults worldwide.

Jumpstart is working toward the day that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed, and by joining Read for the Record and buying a book, you are helping to support that vision, while also putting books in the hands of children who need them.

Sign up here to join Read for the Record and pre-order a copy of Quackers today.

And click here to learn more about what Jumpstart does here.

This delightful story follows a kitten who grows up believing he’s a duck, until the days he meets another kitten. What follows is a sweet tale about understanding, acceptance, and learning it’s ok to be whoever you want to be.

“Children will appreciate Quackers’ quirky dilemma, and the underlying message that friends do not have to be all the same will surely not be lost on young listeners.” —School Library Journal

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Getting Involved is Easy!

Register to read, buy your book, and tell us how many people you plan to read with on the big day, all by filling out our easy online form.

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Invite your friends, family, and social networks to join us. Get your communities and companies involved. Follow the campaign on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with #ReadfortheRecord.

Consider making a donation in order to help put books in the hands of more children.

Donate Sponsorships

+ Sign Up

Register to read, buy your book, and tell us how many people you plan to read with on the big day, all by filling out our easy online form.

Sign Up

+ Spread the Word

Invite your friends, family, and social networks to join us. Get your communities and companies involved. Follow the campaign on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with #ReadfortheRecord.

+ Make a Gift

Consider making a donation in order to help put books in the hands of more children.

Donate Sponsorships

Our 2016 Read for the Record Partners

Eager to Participate in our 2017 Campaign?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to learn more about the world’s large shared reading experience.

Questions?

Email us at rftr@jstart.org and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.

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

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