TJX is proud to be the exclusive Presenting Sponsor of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. This year’s Read for the Record day is October 27.
TOGETHER WE CAN:
Lead a global movement for early literacy by bringing together over 2.4 million children and adults on October 27, 2022
Put 165,000 high-quality picture books into the hands of young children
Showcase the power of reading in partnership with over 1000+ schools, libraries, and community organizations
How to Participate in Read for the Record
Access the free E-Book edition of Nigel and the Moon between 10/24-10/28 and read to a child on October 27. Visit the Read for the Record site to order a special edition copy of the book
Send pictures of you reading to firstname.lastname@example.org and share on social media
Don’t forget to report your participation so you can be counted in the world’s largest shared reading event!
Read for the Record Special Edition
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record special edition of Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady is available in English and Spanish!
When Nigel looks up at the moon, his future is bright. He imagines himself as…an astronaut, a dancer, a superhero, too! Among the stars, he twirls. With pride, his chest swells. And his eyes, they glow. Nigel is the most brilliant body in the sky. But it’s Career Week at school, and Nigel can’t find the courage to share his dreams. It’s easy to whisper them to the moon, but not to his classmates—especially when he already feels out of place.
About Jumpstart’s Read for the Record
Jumpstart’s 17th annual Read for the Record is a high-visibility annual fall campaign engaging over 2 million participants who aim to:
Increase awareness about the critical importance and impact of early literacy
Make high-quality children’s books accessible for all children
Provide support for Jumpstart for Young Children’s work with early learners in underserved communities across the country
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.
More to Explore
Looking for another way to experience Nigel’s story? Follow along as author Antwan Eady reads aloud:
Meet the author of Nigel and the Moon, Antwan Eady, and learn more about Read for the Record 2022:
Click here for the complete Read for the Record Virtual Program, including a live author reading; Q&A with Nigel and the Moon author, Antwan Eady and Jumpstart CEO, Naila Bolus; and the 3rd Annual Read for the Record Panel Discussion.
Dreaming Big with Antwan Eady – TJX Meet the Author Event. Friday, October 14, 12:00-1:00 PM EST. To register, visit The Thread.
Jumpstart Read for the Record Event – Join Jumpstart Tuesday, October 25, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM EST outside the cafeteria at 300 Value Way or Wednesday, October 26, 11:00-1:00 outside the cafeteria at 770 Cochituate Road to learn more about Read for the Record and our partnership with Jumpstart and to pick up your free copy of Nigel and the Moon if you haven’t ordered it already.
TJX is committed to delivering great value to our communities by helping vulnerable families and children access the resources and opportunities they need to build a better future. As part of that commitment, TJX is proud to be the Exclusive Presenting Sponsor for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, which brings together over 2 million 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 and access to high-quality books. In addition, TJX’s grants support a Book Grant Program to donate up to 10,000 books directly to undeserved communities across the country.
I’m beyond thrilled that TJX is again the exclusive Presenting Sponsor for Jumpstart’s Annual Read for the Record. This is a special event for Jumpstart and TJX as this event brings together over 2 million adults and children to raise awareness of the critical importance of early literacy. I’m proud of the many TJX Associates who come together with their families and their communities each year to help Jumpstart Read for the Record.
– Jesse DePatsy, VP, Store Operations Director