Read for the Record

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®

Join us on October 19, 2017 to be a part of the world’s largest shared reading experience — bringing together over 2 million people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the US. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child, so that all children have the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.

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.

Read. Connect. Succeed.

Read.

Sign up to #ReadfortheRecord with us on October 19, 2017, to help shine a light on the importance of closing the kindergarten readiness gap by building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child.

Connect.

Reading aloud with young children — whether in the classroom, at home, or in the community — builds literacy and language skills and provides positive reading experiences that instill a love of reading.

Succeed.

Children with strong literacy and language skills are more likely to succeed in kindergarten, and a love of reading can foster a love of learning that will benefit children for years to come.

Quackers is a delightful story about 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.

Sign Up

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.

Create a fundraiser and help put books in the hands of more children with our peer-to-peer fundraising platform on Crowdrise!

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+ 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

Create a fundraiser and help put books in the hands of more children with our peer-to-peer fundraising platform on Crowdrise!

Start a Fundraiser Sponsorships

Our 2017 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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