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.
As a part of this initiative, the Kindergarten class invited the other classrooms to join them in reading, “With Lots of Love,” written by Jenny Torres Sanchez and illustrated by Andre Ceolin. “With Lots of Love” is a beautiful, lyrical story about a girl who moves from her home in Central America to the United States, and everything she leaves behind and longs for—especially her Abuela—as she makes a new life.
Part of a national campaign that was launched over a decade ago, “Read for the Record®” addresses the educational inequities that leave many children unprepared for Kindergarten, by:
- Increasing awareness about the critical importance and impact of early literacy
- Making high-quality children’s books accessible for all children
- Providing support for Jumpstart for Young Children’s work with early learners in underserved communities across the country
Learn more about Read for the Record and pledge to read at readfortherecord.org!