Jumpstart's Global Read for the Record Day!
September 1, 2015
Join us for the 10th anniversary of Jumpstart's Read for the Record®, a global campaign that generates public support for high-quality early learning and highlights the importance of building children's vocabulary and love for reading. On October 22, children and adults worldwide will take action by participating in the world's largest shared reading experience.
This year's book to be read around the world, Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones, is a humorous tale about a child who finds a new friend in an unexpected place. With vivid illustrations and expressive language, the story is sure to engage children and adults of all ages. Help break the world reading record (again!) for the most people reading the same book on the same day.
Locally, United Way volunteers will be assigned to one classroom each at a Hartford or New Britain School to read the book to students in the morning on Thursday, October 22. Will you join us and help kids read and succeed?