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This year Read for the Record will take place on October 28, 2021.

Sharing high-quality picture books with young children is at the core of Jumpstart’s mission. Each year, Jumpstart selects a campaign book that fosters language and social-emotional development, honors the diversity in our world, has a strong narrative, and appeals to young children. That book is read across the country and around the world by adults and young readers on Read for the Record day. Scroll down for great resources and to learn more about how you can pledge to read.


Read For The Record 2021 Book Announcement

Announcing the 2021 Read for the Record book and campaign date...
We can't wait to read Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon with you on October 28, 2021! Pre-order the book today at!

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record brings together millions of adults and children around the world each year to read the same book on the same day in order to raise awareness about the critical importance of early literacy and access to high-quality books.


We can’t wait to read Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang with you on October 28, 2021! Please use the form below to let us know how many people you plan to read with. 

Activity Sheets & Reading Materials

Storytime Event Guides and Activities