How to Participate

Here’s how you can join the fun:

Get the Book

When you order your copy of the special edition campaign book Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon to read with us on October 28, you’ll also be helping to support Jumpstart’s work in communities around the country.

Buying 1 book? Buying books for an entire school? No problem! All orders large and small can be placed on our web store. Order now!

Want some tips for reading with a young child? Check our this video from last year’s campaign where Jumpstart Corps Member Ellie walks through how to effectively and engagingly read with young children in this video.

Pledge to Read

Now that you have your books ordered, let us know how many people you plan to read with — whether its 2 readers or 2,000, we can’t wait to read with you! Click here to pledge to read with us. 

Spread the Word

Read for the Record is the world’s largest shared reading experience, bringing people across the country and around the world together to read the same book on the same day and share the joy and connection of reading. Check back on the Activities and Resources Page later this summer or use our social media tools to tell your friends and family about Read for the Record and invite them to join!

Raise $$$ to Support Read for the Record

Show your support for Jumpstart’s early literacy efforts by starting your own fundraiser on Facebook.

Stay Connected

Follow the campaign on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and share photos and updates about your event using the campaign hashtag #ReadfortheRecord

Read with us on Read for the Record Day

Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 28, 2021!

Let Us Know How You Did

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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