| Sep 14, 2010
Please join Penguin Books, the Pearson Foundation, and record-breakers everywhere on Thursday, October 7, 2010, in reading Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day to set a new world record for the greatest number of people reading the same book on the same day. Presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Campaign is also your chance to experience and share the important work Jumpstart undertakes every day in preschools across the United States.
Again this year, the organizers are sharing books; organizing local reading celebrations; and encouraging students, teachers, schools, and libraries across the United States to help set a new world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day. This year, for the first time, We Give Books is making it possible for everyone around the world to read the Jumpstart's Read for the Record campaign book, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, online for free. This year, also for the first time, We Give Books readers will help the project donate 100,000 books, so that young children can take part in breaking the record.
The October 7 events start on NBC’s TODAY show, with official spokespeople Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, and continue all day long at thousands of reading events in schools, libraries, and community centers across the United States. For further information or to pledge to read, click here.