TOGETHER WE CAN:
Lead a global movement for early literacy by bringing together 2 million children and adults on October 26, 2023
Put 165,000 high-quality picture books into the hands of young children
Showcase the power of reading in partnership with 1000+ schools, libraries, and community organizations
2023 Read for the Record book, With Lots of Love
How to Participate in Read for the Record
Order your special edition copy of the book between 10/1-10/13 and read to a child on October 26. Use code 2023FREESHIPTJX for shipping.
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!
Access a digital edition of With Lots of Love from 10/23-10/27 on the Read for the Record site
Read for the Record Special Edition
With Lots of Love is a story about a girl who has moved to the United States from her home in Central America, away from everything she leaves behind and longs for – especially her Abuela. Rocio does her best to adjust to a new way of living, but there are many things she misses from her old life – Abuela’s cooking, Abuela’s piñata creations, Abuela’s warm hugs, and of course, Abuela herself most of all. But Abuela finds a way to send Rocio something special just in time for her birthday – a gift wrapped with lots of love – and that fills Rocio to the brim.
About Jumpstart’s Read for the Record
Jumpstart’s 18th 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
Meet 2023 Read for the Record author, Jenny Torres Sanchez
Learn How to Read the Jumpstart Way! Tips on How to Read with Young Children from Jumpstart’s Marketing Team
- TJX Event – Annual Read for the Record Author Q&A with Jumpstart and Jenny Torres Sanchez – join us virtually or in-person Wednesday, 10/18 at 10:00 AM at 770 Cochituate offices. Visit The Thread for more info and to RSVP
- TJX Event – Stop by to receive a special edition copy of With Lots of Love, find out more about Read for the Record, and participate in ways to #ShareLove. Tuesday, 10/17 from 12:00-1:00 PM at 300 Value Way and Wednesday, 10/18 following Author Q&A at 770 Cochituate Rd (Jenny will be signing books on 10/18!)
We are thrilled to share the Read for the Record Day Virtual Program, including readings of With Lots of Love by the author and special guests, a custom playlist, and the annual Panel Discussion on The Importance of Diverse & Inclusive Books for Young Children.
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, HR Operations