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Read for the Record 2021

Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is the annual event when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy by breaking the world record of reading the same book on the same day. On October 28th, adults and children across the United Sates will read the official campaign book, “Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon” by Kat Zhang.  In this sweet and brightly illustrated picture book, Amy Wu must craft a dragon unlike any other to share with her class at school in this unforgettable follow-up to Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao.

Amy loves craft time at school. But when her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy feels stuck. Her first dragon has a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then she makes dragons like theirs, but none of them feels quite right…None of them feels like hers.

After school, a story from Grandma sparks new inspiration, and Amy rounds up her family to help her. Together, can they make Amy’s perfect dragon?

The ELC of North Florida is providing every child care provider in Clay, Nassau, Baker, Bradford, Putnam and St. Johns with a FREE copy of “Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon” along with a packet of activities to do along with the book. (There is a 4 book limit per school or 2 book limit for family child care homes). In the packet will be a template that you can use to copy Read for the Record participation certificates to give each child .

To get your books and packet you must RSVP by phone or email by Thursday, October 7th to Joan Whitson, Early Literacy Outreach Manager at 904- 342-2267 Ext. 202 or [email protected].  A member of ECS or ELC staff will personally bring it to you or it will be mailed. In your email or phone message include your center/school name, contact person, address, phone, email, number of books and the number of children you will be reading to. Please send photos of your reading event to [email protected] so they can be posted on the ELC Facebook page for everyone to enjoy seeing what you did with the children. The activities and reading guide can also be downloaded by visiting: