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 2022 Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County's Read for the Record Virtual Event on Thursday, October 27, 2022. 

Wellington’s Council has enlisted the help of community volunteers to record a virtual book reading of “Nigel and the Moon" written by Antwan Eady and illustrated by Gracey Zhang, which will be shared with Village schools and learning centers. Browse this page to find readings of the book, along with activities for children and parents.     

Nigel and the Moon

Nigel and the Moon is about a young boy who dreams big, but is too scared to share his dreams with the world. Instead, every night he tells his dream of becoming an astronaut, dancer, and superhero to the moon. As his class moves through career week, Nigel’s community helps him build up confidence in who he is. This book encourages children to celebrate where they come from, who they are, and who they want to be. Nigel and the Moon is published by HarperCollins. 

This fall, we invite you to meet Nigel, his loving family, and his supportive community. Together, we will honor the diversity in our world, celebrate pride in where we come from, and uplift the essential workers in our communities.

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 this year's book selection 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.

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

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 27, 2022 and read to your kids, neighbors, and friends.