Thursday, October 4, 2012
Read for the Record!
Help us set a new world reading record for the most people reading the same book on the same day by reading Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis for free on-line at wegivebooks.org. For every book read We Give Books will donate a book to a child in need.
We Give Books’ and Jumpstart's Read for the Record campaign helps raise awareness about the importance of early childhood literacy by encouraging record breakers to spread the word that by reading with a child before he or she enters kindergarten can improve his or her chances of graduating from high school by as much as 30 percent. With high-profile local events that include civic leaders, teachers, and families, and widespread support of leading education and literacy organizations, the Read for the Record campaign brings much-needed attention to the early literacy crisis.
Last year, 2.2 million people participated in Read for the Record—let’s make it even more this year. Read today at www.wegivebooks.org.