Jumpstart’s Read for the Record

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

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.

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

Nigel and the Moon Cover

How to Participate in Read for the Record

  1. Read this year’s book Nigel and the Moon for free online during October 25-29th

  2. Record your participation (make sure to note TJX as your organization)

  3. Share pictures of you reading: community_relations@tjx.com

  4. Check out these free activities and learning resources

Access the E-Book

Available online October 18 – November 1 on Glose.com

  1. Log into the TJX Glose account:

  • Username: tjx2021 (UPDATE)
  • Password: amywu2021 (UPDATE)
  1. Locate the “Books” section on the left-hand side of the page

  2. Click “see all” to access both editions of Nigel and the Moon (English and Spanish)

  3. Under your preferred book, click either “resume reading” or “read now”

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:

More 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.

Birth to Five

Children with access to high-quality early education programs enter kindergarten better prepared to succeed.

Lifelong Impact

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.


Contact our Read for the Record team via email.

Our 2022 Read for the Record Partners & Sponsors

Together, we can help all children build the key language and literacy skills they need to take on the world.

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