Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record” 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 of the critical importance of early literacy and access to high-quality books. This year’s “Read for the Record” will take place on October 29, 2020.
The book that everyone gets to read together is “Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away” written by Meg Medina and illustrated by
Evelyn Del Rey is Daniela’s best friend. They do everything together and even live in twin apartments across the street from each other: Daniela with her mami and hamster, and Evelyn with her mami, papi and cat. But not after today—not after Evelyn moves away. Until then, the girls play amid the moving boxes until it’s time to say goodbye, making promises to keep in touch, because they know that their friendship will always be special. The tenderness of Meg Medina’s beautifully written story about friendship and change is balanced by Sonia Sánchez’s colorful and vibrant depictions of the girls’ urban neighborhood.
Can’t get a copy of the library book? No problem! Jumpstart has provided English and Spanish versions of the eBook free online here!
Click here to view and print the family activity guide to extend your learning.