August 3, 2011
Since 2006, Jumpstart has held an annual “Read for the Record” campaign, where librarians, teachers, and other community organizations have pledged to read the same book on the same day.
On October 6, 2011, more than 2 million voices will call for an end to America’s early education achievement gap by reading Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney – setting a world record in the process! Sit down to read in your community.You’ll be standing up for children everywhere!
To track participation, Jumpstart encourages participants to pledge to read by filling out an online form, and then record and submit the number of children that you read to that day.
Your library can participate by including Llama Llama Red Pajama in your storytimes that day, or by having a special reading of the book throughout the day. Children and parents will have fun being part of a day when more than 2 million people read the same book and helping to reach the goal of breaking a world record in the process!