Tomorrow is the day! The day that Jumpstart's Read for the Record hopefully makes history. With your help, they hope to read The Snowy Day with more than 2.5 MILLION children across the globe. Children from low-income neighborhoods are less likely to have access to a quality early education, which is why Jumpstarts' Read for the Record goal is to highlight this import issue by holding the largest shared reading event in history!
Why not be a part of it? It's easy--all you have to do is pledge to read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats with a child on October 7th!
The event continues to grow year after year and Jumpstart’s Read for the Record recently went to Capitol Hill! On September 21, 2010, the United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 593, officially designating October 7, 2010 “Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Day.”
The day kicks off on NBC’s TODAY Show with hosts Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira. The show will feature celebrity readers Bill Cosby, Patti LaBelle, Amanda Peet, Madison Pettis, and Jennifer Stone. Segments are scheduled to air at 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:20, and 10:00am EST. Tune in so you don’t miss a moment of the action!
If you don’t have a copy of the book, don’t worry! You can read The Snowy Day for free online at WWW.WEGIVEBOOKS.ORG. And if you will be in New York City tomorrow, October 7, look skyward. The Empire State Building will be lit up bright orange in honor of Jumpstart's Read for the Record!
There are so many ways to participate, so please visit Jumpstart and pledge to read!