HHE joins in Read for the Record

Holly Hill Elementary School participated in Jumpstart's 12th annual Read for the Record Campaign. Shown are, from left, Linda Johnson, Holly Hill Mayor William Johnson, Yolanda Hanton, Christopher Barnes, Susan O’Connell, HHE Principal Sharon Wilson, Rev. William Shaw and HHE Library Media Specialist Patricia Brown.

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HOLLY HILL -- Holly Hill Elementary joined millions of children and adults who participated in Jumpstart’s "Read for the Record" this year, Patricia W. Brown, HHE Library media specialist, reports.

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. The tale is about understanding, acceptance and learning it’s OK 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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