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Elementary Students Seek World Reading Record
Elementary Students Seek World Reading Record


Students at Staton and Whitney Elementary Schools are working to set a world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.

This literacy event is to raise awareness about the importance of early education and reading. In partnership with Jumpstart’s 2011 Read for the Record and the Pearson  Foundation, pajama-wearing Ethel Staton Elementary School students will read Anna Dewdney’s book “Llama Llama Red Pajama” at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Staton Elementary School is located at 1700 Sageberry Dr., Las Vegas. Students will be sharing their love of reading with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

Also on a record-setting path will be Whitney Elementary School students who will be participating in literacy fun with Governor Brian Sandoval at Whitney Elementary, 5005 Keenan Ave., Las Vegas, at 1:15 p.m.

Everyone can participate in the Read for the Record challenge by reading online. The community is invited to visit www.wegivebooks.org/campaigns/read-for-our-schools and register to read. "Llama Llama Red Pajama" is available to read on www.wegivebooks.org, as are many other children’s books.

We Give Books, a digital reading initiative from the Pearson Foundation and Penguin, gives people the opportunity to read books online for free and can be a parental literacy  tool.

For more information visit CCSD.net, or to discover more about the Read for the Record partners, visit www.wegivebooks.org/readfor the record, www.Jstart.org and  pearsonfoundation.org.

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