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Macon Chronicle-Herald - Macon, MO
  • Read for the Record

  • Millions of children over the country got to hear the same book yesterday. Find out why here.
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  • "Right now millions of children all over the country are reading this same book," Jane Hunter told children at the Community Child Development Center. "That is hard to even imagine."
    On Thursday, Oct. 3, Hunter and Charolette Murdock read "Otis" by Loren Long to 62 children attending CCDC in conjunction with Jumpstart's "Read for the Record" event.
    This is the second year that CCDC has participated in the program that is presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation.
    Jumpstart's "Read for the Record" is a one day celebration where millions of adults and children across the country read a preselected book. Last year it is estimated that over 2,400,000 children read the preselected book.
    "This program is a call to action to Americans to recognize the importance of quality early education, especially for our most vulnerable children," said Murdock. "When children start behind, they tend to stay behind. CCDC is proud to support this campaign."
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