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Chad Elder, 412.212.0702
October 27, 2011 chad.elder@jstart.org

MORE THAN TWO MILLION PEOPLE BREAK WORLD READING RECORD TO COMBAT NATION’S EARLY EDUCATION CRISIS

6th Annual Jumpstart’s Read for the Record focuses attention on the importance of early education and school preparedness

BOSTON, MA – Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® 2011 campaign, presented in partnership with Pearson Foundation, has officially set a new world record for the world’s largest shared reading experience. On October 6, adults across the globe read Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney to 2,184,155 children.

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is this Thursday, October 7, 2010. The following information was provided by Jumpstart and is proceeded by more great news from American Sign Language Storyteller Keith Wann.

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, presented in partnership with Pearson, is Jumpstart’s world record breaking campaign that brings children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world. The campaign also kicks off Jumpstart’s yearlong program, preparing preschool children in low-income neighborhoods for success in school and life.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 1, 2009

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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.