Date(s) - 10/28/2021
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Western New Mexico University, along with KRWG Public Media/NMSU and Freeport McMoRan, is joining Jumpstart and Simon & Schuster to Read for the Record in support of early literacy.
On Thursday, October 28, 2021, the university is offering live and video readings of “Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon,” a Simon & Schuster book written by Kat Zhang and illustrated by Charlene Chua.
WNMU first lady Valerie Plame is doing a reading from 5 to 7 p.m. at the campus’ J. Cloyd Miller Library, and WNMU faculty and students will do video readings available through our website.
Each year, Read for the Record brings together millions of adults and children as they read the same book on the same day, building an intergenerational community through the power of reading. To date, the campaign has amassed 22 million participants worldwide and has facilitated the distribution of hundreds of thousands of books to children in underserved communities.
Promoting the power of reading through partnerships with celebrity literacy champions, corporate sponsors, nonprofit organizations, and others, the Read for the Record event seeks to increase awareness of early literacy’s critical impact and to make high quality children’s books accessible for all children.