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Actress Jennifer Stone, of the Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place and the movie Harriett the Spy has teamed up with Jumpstart to be an ambassador for this year’s Read for the Record campaign.

On October 8, 2009, adults across the globe read Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar to 2,019,752 children to raise awareness of literacy, with stars such as Justin Bieber, Nelly Furtado, Meredith Vieira, Mary-Louise Parker, Tiki Barber, Vince Vaughn, Lo Bosworth and Henry Winkler lending a hand. On October 7, 2010, Jumpstart will host over 2.5 million people worldwide as they read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

“I support reading, because it’s been such a wonderful escape for me in my life,” says Jennifer Stone. “I wish kids would know just how much it is a positive thing. Not only does it provide such a wonderful escape, but it greatly intensifies vocabulary and reading comprehension by simply voyaging to another place through a book. What I love about Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is it devotes a whole day to kids, parents, and readers alike to experience the fantastic world of reading using the charm of classic children’s novels.”

You can join Jennifer in the Read For The Record campaign by clicking here.

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