First Lady "Reads For The Record"


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Mary-Sarah Kinner
Communications Director
Carson City, NV - October 03, 2013

First Lady Kathleen Sandoval today joined 90 kindergartners at Anderson Elementary School in Reno to “Read for the Record.”

The First Lady read this year’s book, Penguin’s Otis, by New York Times bestselling author Loren Long.

“I enjoyed reading with Anderson students this morning,” First Lady Kathleen Sandoval said. “Reading is an important part of learning and this morning, the kindergartners had an opportunity to listen to the story and ask questions. I’m pleased to join Jumpstart and the Pearson Foundation to encourage reading across the country today and every day.”

Together with Jumpstart and the Pearson Foundation, First Lady Sandoval and the Anderson students joined children and adults across the country to set a new world record for the largest shared reading experience – part of a nationwide early education awareness campaign that each fall focuses national attention on the importance of reading.

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 for reading the same book on the same day.

Otis is available to read now for free at www.wegivebooks.org, along with 200 other classic children’s books. We Give Books provides people everywhere with the opportunity to read books online, anytime, for free.

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