Read for the Record

Holly Hill Elementary readers, from left, Linda Johnson, Mayor William Johnson, Yolanda Hanton, Christopher Barnes, Susan O’Connell, Principal Sharon Wilson, The Rev. William Shaw and Media Specialist Patricia Brown, participated "Read for the Record."

SPECIAL TO THE T&D

Holly Hill Elementary joined millions of children and adults who participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record this year.

Jumpstart celebrated the 12th anniversary of its annual campaign, which brings more than 2 million people together around the world to read the same book on the same day. Read for the Record brings much needed attention to inequities in early childhood education, inspires adults to read with children, spurs policymakers and organizations to take action toward transformative change in early education and puts books in the hands of children across the country.

This year’s campaign book, "Quackers" by Liz Wong, is a wonderful story that follows a kitten who grows up believing he is a duck. It's a tale about understanding, acceptance and learning it’s okay to be whomever you want to be.

Every year, Jumpstart produces a special edition of its Read for the Record campaign book that features vocabulary tips, reading comprehension questions and more resources to "jumpstart" a child’s curiosity. Special editions are available in both English and Spanish.

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