Read for the Record

Wellington Takes Part in Virtual Read For The Record Event

In celebration of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, Wellington will take part in the 2021 Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County's Read for the Record Virtual Event on Thursday, October 28, 2021. 

Wellington’s Council has enlisted the help of community volunteers to record a virtual book reading of “Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon” by Kat Zhang, which will be shared with Village schools and learning centers. Wellington will also feature an English and Spanish book reading on its Read for the Record webpage, along with activities for children and parents.     Browse this page to find readings of the book (in English and Spanish), along with activities for children and parents.     

About Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang is a celebration of cultural symbols, family, and self-affirmation.

When Amy Wu’s class is making their own dragons at craft time, Amy creates a dragon with a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then Amy tries making dragons that look like theirs, but none of them feels quite right. After school, a story from Grandma sparks new inspiration, and together with her family, Amy finally makes a dragon that feels right for her.

Read for the Record with Wellington Council

Read for the Record with the Crowned Pearls of Wellington

Who Can Participate

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a powerful way to come together around for the power of reading. Schools, libraries, museums, and other organizations help bring Jumpstart’s Read for the Record alive in communities around the world. From group readings in schools to story hours and community-wide virtual readings, Read for the Record is an opportunity to rally your school, library, or larger community around the importance of high-quality early learning experiences.

How to Participate

The best part about Read for the Record is that everyone is invited to join in on the fun. No matter where you live or how old you are, all you need is a copy of the official campaign book or access to a computer with the internet. When you pledge to read, you’ll receive campaign news and updates on all things Read for the Record. 

How You Can Join the Fun

Get the Book

When you order your own copy of Jumpstart’s special edition of Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon to read with us on October 28,  you’ll also help to support Jumpstart’s work in communities around the country.

Buying 1 book? Buying books for an entire school? No problem! All orders large and small can be placed on our web store. Order now.

Want some tips for reading with a young child? Check this video from last year’s campaign where Jumpstart Corps Member Ellie walks through how to effectively and engagingly read with young children.

Curious about previous campaign selections? Check out the full Read for the Record Library.

Pledge to Read

Now that you have your books ordered, let us know how many people you plan to read with — whether it's 2 readers or 2,000, we can’t wait to read with you! Pledge to read with us now. 

Spread the Word

Read for the Record is the world’s largest shared reading experience, bringing people across the country and around the world together to read the same book on the same day and share the joy and connection of reading. Share this page or use our social media tools to tell your friends and family about Read for the Record and invite them to join.

Stay Connected

Follow Wellington on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and share photos and updates about your reading using the campaign hashtag #WellingtonReads and #ReadfortheRecord. 

Read with us on Read for the Record Day

Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 28, 2021 and read to your kids, neighbors, and friends.