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.
As part of our commitment, TJX is proud to be the exclusive Presenting Sponsor for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. This annual event brings together over 2 million adults and children around the country to raise awareness about the critical importance of early literacy and access to high quality books by reading the same book on the same day. – Jesse DePatsy, VP, Store Operations Director
How to Participate in Read for the Record
Order a copy of Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang! (Use code TJX2021)*
Read the book to a child on October 28
Record your participation (make sure to note TJX as your organization)
Share pictures of you reading: email@example.com
Check out these free activities and learning resources
*Book Delays: Due to a lack of shipping containers and unexpected port closures affecting the entire book publishing industry, Jumpstart’s campaign books are currently estimated to arrive and begin shipping the first week in October.
Available online October 18 – November 1 on Glose.com
How to access:
1. Log into the TJX Glose account:
- Username: tjx2021
- Password: amywu2021
2. Locate the “Books” section on the left-hand side of the page
3. Click “see all” to access all three special editions of Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon (English, Spanish and Mandarin)
4. Under your preferred book, click either “resume reading” or “read now”
Looking for another way to experience Amy Wu’s story?
Follow along with author Kat Zhang’s read aloud in the video below
Check Out the Special Edition Book
Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang is a celebration of cultural symbols, family, and self-affirmation.
When Amy Wu’s class is making their own dragons at craft time, Amy creates a dragon with a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then Amy tries making dragons that look like theirs, but none of them feels quite right. After school, a story from Grandma sparks new inspiration, and together with her family, Amy finally makes a dragon that feels right for her.
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
More About Jumpstart’s Read for the Record
Jumpstart’s 16th 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.