Community Events

Read for the Record 2021

Thursday, October 2021

Read for the Record 2021

October 28, 2021

Robert R. Church Elementary, 4100 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116

10:00 a.m.

Robert R. Church Elementary will serve as the host school for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record event on Thursday, October 28 at 10 a.m. This annual event brings together millions of adults and children around the world each year to read the same book on the same day in order to raise awareness about the critical importance of early literacy. 

Board members, District leadership, and other special guests will participate in the national reading event.  This year’s featured book is Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon. Written by Kat Zhang and illustrated by Charlene Chua, the book is about a young girl who struggles during craft time to create a dragon that perfectly represents her. The story superbly captures themes of self-identity and affirmation through the celebration of cultural symbols and family history.