Ill. students open books for Read for the Record

10/4/2013 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Elementary-school students across Illinois, including those at Henking Elementary in Glenview, recently opened books for story time in an effort to set a record for the number of people reading the same book on the same day. The eighth annual Read for the Record event aimed to have 2.5 million children participate this year, said Kelly Kidder, executive director of Jumpstart for Young Children, which, along with the Pearson Foundation, organized the event that featured "Otis," a book by Loren Long.

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