Wisconsin's first lady to help set new world record
MILWAUKEE -- Together with Jumpstart and the Pearson Foundation, Mrs. Walker will join 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.
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.
Today, adults and children across the United States will read the official campaign book, Penguin's Otis, by New York Times bestselling author Loren Long, with many reading the free digital version available at wegivebooks.org.
The event will be held at Messmer Catholic School, beginning at 10:30 a.m.