Jumpstart’s Read for the Record brings together millions of adults and children around the world each year to read the same book on the same day in order to raise awareness about the critical importance of early literacy.
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Read for the Record Special Edition
Sharing high-quality picture books with young children is at the core of Jumpstart’s mission. Each year, Jumpstart selects a campaign book that fosters language and social-emotional development, honors the diversity in our world, has a strong narrative, and appeals to young children. That book is read across the country and around the world by adults and young readers on Read for the Record day.
Jumpstart’s team works with our selected publishing partner to create a special paperback edition of the campaign book with exclusive content.
Available in English or Spanish
• Activity guides and resources that bring the book to life
• Tips for reading with young children
• Vocabulary words
• Comprehension questions
Why Early Literacy?
Birth to Five
Children with access to high-quality early education programs enter kindergarten better prepared to succeed.
Long-term outcomes of high-quality education programs include higher high school graduation rates and higher earned salaries.
$1 Spent = $13 Saved
High-quality early education programs provide the greatest return on social investment documented in social science. Every dollar invested saves taxpayers up to $13 in future costs.
Read for the Record Literacy Champions are celebrity ambassadors—from actors to athletes—who use their platform to build public awareness and support early literacy through Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign. Meet our 2019 Literacy Champions!