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Read For the Record

You wanna set a world record?  I do.  You wanna raise awareness about the early education achievement gap in this country?  Let’s do it.

On October 6th, Jumpstart, in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, invites you to join them as they Read for the Record®. Millions of people all over the country will be reading  Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney as an act of solidarity to raise their voices in support of children.

Every year, people participate in this campaign to demand that all children receive the quality education they deserve.  It’s also a lot of fun and builds a great sense of community, knowing that other concerned people across the country are all reading the same book on the same day.

Please join us by visiting and completing the following steps:

  1. Pledge to Read: Submit your official pledge and help us reach more than 2.1 MILLION children.
  2. Spread the Word: Use our simple tools to educate your friends and family about America’s early education achievement gap and invite them to read.
  3. On October 6th: READ Llama Llama Red Pajama and help us break a record! (You can read the book for free at

Kathryn Thompson is a mom to two school-aged kids, a toddler and a deceased betta fish. She can also be found at The Parenting Post, and occasionally the gym.