Read for the Record with United Through Reading
October 25, 2022
It’s not too late to join United Through Reading to Read for the Record this Thursday, October 27, 2022.
Read for the Record, organized by Jumpstart, is the world’s largest shared reading experience to celebrate children’s early language and social-emotional development.
Tim Farrell, CEO of United Through Reading, says, “we’re excited to partner with Jumpstart to Read for the Record again this year. We’ve connected with service members, teachers, and other volunteers to deliver a wonderful story that encourages dreaming big to military children around the world. United Through Reading is proud to Read for the Record every year as it aligns perfectly with our mission to connect through reading to encourage bonding and literacy for our military and Veteran families.”
United Through Reading will lead readings at 30 locations, including the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO; Luke Air Force Base, Glendale, Arizona; and the Oklahoma City Army National Guard center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The reading sessions will take place at schools, child development centers, and libraries on military installations.
Participants at the Military Influencer Conference in Las Vegas, NV, will also participate at the United Through Reading booth; they can sign up ahead of time at utr.org/readatmic.
If there is no event near you you can still take part in this amazing day! We will have 3 videos available to watch on our App in Spotlight Videos Tab or on our YouTube. You can watch Vice Admiral Kenneth R. Whitesell, Lt. General Jody J. Daniels, and Command Sgt Maj John T. Raines read Nigel and the Moon on our Spotlight Videos on your UTR App or on our YouTube Channel.
Read for the Record 2022 will feature Nigel and the Moon, written by Antwan Eady and illustrated by Gracey Zhang. Nigel and the Moon is about a young boy who dreams big but is too scared to share his dreams with the world. So instead, he tells his dream of becoming an astronaut, dancer, and superhero to the moon every night. This book encourages children to celebrate where they come from, who they are, and want to be.
Let us know if you have any questions about Read for the Record at firstname.lastname@example.org