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Read for the Record- October 3, 2013

25 May

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Last year I wrote about Read for the Record.

Started in 2006, this national campaign helps raise awareness of the importance of literacy especially in young people’s lives in order for them to thrive not only in school and but in life in general.

On October 3, people are encouraged to read this year’s official selection- Otis by Loren Long. This is a great story about friendship between a tractor named Otis and a new calf that has arrived on the farm. It also tackles the topic of what each of has to contribute even when it doesn’t seem that we have anything new or unique to offer. Loren Long’s illustrations are striking.

2.3 people participated last year and read Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis. Otis is free to read over at We Give Books so I encourage everyone to read it- or reread it- on October 3 and help read for the record!

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