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Read for the Record 2021

On Thursday October 28th children and adults worldwide, including Children’s Village, participated in the world’s largest shared reading experience by reading this year’s campaign book, Amu Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kay Zhang.

Amu Wu and the Patchwork Dragon tells the story of Amy, and how she loves craft time at school. But when her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy feels stuck. Her first dragon has a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then she makes dragons like theirs, but none of them feels quite right…None of them feels like hers. After school, a story from Grandma sparks new inspiration, and Amy rounds up her family to help her. Together, they make Amy’s perfect dragon. “Read for the Record” is a global campaign that generates public support for high-quality early learning & highlights the importance of building children’s vocabulary and love of reading.