Head Start Students to Read for the Record

posted 10/30/19 -- LCCAA Head Start students will participate in the 14th Annual Read for the Record event scheduled for Nov. 7.

The global event, organized by Jumpstart for Young Children, raises awareness about the importance of building early literacy skills in every child so all are prepared for kindergarten.

This year’s book is “Thank You, Omu!” author Oge Mora’s debut tribute to her grandmother. Jumpstart partnered with publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers to create this exclusive edition.

This heartwarming tale follows Omu, whose delicious stew emits a sumptuous smell that lures the entire neighborhood to her home.

Head Start students regularly participate in Read for the Record. Last year, 427 students were involved. The event also includes activities related to the story.