There's a pretty cool event coming up on October 6th. It's Jumpstart's Read for the Record, and the idea is that millions of people will all read the same book to kids across the country to focus attention on the early achievement education gap we have in the US. Millions of children in low-income neighborhoods are at risk of school failure before they even start kindergarten. That is not cool. But what is cool is trying to do something about it.
Here's what you can do. Find a copy of Llama, Llama Red Pajama - maybe at the library, the bookstore or maybe you even have it at your house already. Find a small person. Take the pledge below, and read the book to the small person on October 6th. Easy peasy!
You will love the book, too. Little Llama is pretty funny. I had no problem imagining him bawling in his bed. I'll bet most of you reading this know of someone who has acted an awful lot like Little Llama at one time or another, too. Might even be the person looking back at you from the mirror...Just sayin'.
I hope you'll join the campaign. It's important stuff! Plus, it's fun!
I pledge to read Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney with children in my life on October 6, 2011. By sitting down to read, I'll be joining more than 2 MILLION people in calling for an end to America's early education achievement gap. Together, we'll stand up to demand that all children receive the quality early education they deserve.