Friday, February 12, 2010

Read for the Record - Jumpstart

Jumpstart has announced its annual "Read for the Record" contest. The idea is for individuals to vote for their favorite of four classic books. This year, the books are:
  • Blueberries for Sal
  • Make Way for Ducklings
  • Peter's Chair
  • The Snowy Day

The winning book title will be announced on March 2 via text message. [Humm... to get a text message, you'd have to give your wireless phone number rather than the more common e-mail option.] The Pearson Foundation will donate $1 for each vote, up to a maximum of $200,000. Funds go to a Jumpstart scholarship program. Deadline is February 28, 2010.

According to the website, in 2006 Jumpstart introduced its "international campaign to bring preschool children together with valued grownups in their lives to read the same book, on the same day, in communities all over the world - all to raise awareness about the crisis in early literacy."

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