JumpStart’s Read for the Record

Join JumpStart’s Read for the Record! Thursday, October 28

About the Book

When Amy Wu’s class is making their own dragons at craft time, Amy creates a dragon with a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then Amy tries making dragons that look like theirs, but none of them feels quite right.

After school, a story from Grandma sparks new inspiration, and together, with her family, Amy finally makes a dragon that feels right for her.

JumpStart Read for the Record

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What is it?

JumpStart's Read for the Record® is a global campaign that brings together millions of adults and children as they read the same book on the same day, building an intergenerational community through the power of reading.

To date, the campaign has amassed 22 million participants worldwide and has facilitated the distribution of hundreds of thousands of high-quality books to children in underserved communities.

This year, JumpStart recognizes that things look and feel differently than they have before, and Read for the Record is committed to meeting you where you are: at home, in the classroom, in your communities, in person, and virtually. 

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