Bookarazzi: The Very Helpful Mary-Louise Parker
A freelance blogger who pursues celebrities who read books, to create posts that promote children’s literature.
Tony Award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker has made her pledge to read in the world’s largest annual reading event, National Read for the Record Day on October 8, 2009. Each year the Jumpstart organization hosts Read for the Record, an international campaign which brings children and grownups together to read the same book, on the same day, in communities all over the world. Reading aloud to young children is not only fun, but provides the extra nourishment needed for literacy development: the fundamental skill that leads to overall success in school.
In 2008, Jumpstart broke their own world record when approximately 700,000 readers from around the world, on one day, all read the classic children’s book, Corduroy. This years book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle — a fantastic choice! So why don’t you make your pledge to read with your kids, or even their class, on Thursday, October 8, 2009. Click here to find out how.