Wellington’s Council has enlisted the help of community volunteers to record a virtual book reading of With Lots of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez, illustrated by Andre Ceolin. It is a story about a girl who has moved to the United States from her home in Central America, away from everything she leaves behind and longs for, especially her Abuela. Rocio does her best to adjust to a new way of living, but there are many things she misses from her old life, Abuela’s cooking, Abuela’s piñata creations, Abuela’s warm hugs, and of course, Abuela herself most of all. But Abuela finds a way to send Rocio something special just in time for her birthday, a gift wrapped with lots of love, and that fills Rocio to the brim.
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
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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.