Read for the Record® on October 25 to help literacy in Mississippi
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Join thousands of Mississippians and millions across the U.S. on Oct. 25 to support childhood literacy by signing up for Read for the Record Day®. This 24-hour event aims to raise awareness about the need for high-quality early learning for all children.

MPB is asking adults to read out loud the book “Maybe Something Beautiful” to young children in their communities and to be part of an attempt to beat the world record for most people reading the same book at the same time. Dream big...read!

To register to read, download the reading guide and activity sheetclick here. Don’t forget to get the book “Maybe Something Beautiful” at your favorite bookstore. The reading guide includes reading comprehension questions, reading tips, vocabulary words and activity guides developed by Jumpstart’s team of early education experts. 

This year’s book, “Maybe Something Beautiful” by F. Isabel Campoy & Theresa Howell, is a story about a little girl named Mira who creates a mural with her neighborhood, revealing how even the smallest artists.Children with strong literacy and language skills are more likely to succeed in kindergarten, and a love of reading can foster a love of learning that will benefit children in kindergarten for years to come. 

Read for the Record® is organized by Jumpstart, a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.