Read for the Record

Read for the Record® is a global movement that was launched over a decade ago to address the importance of building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child.  It is the world’s largest shared reading experience and the Junior League of Lake Charles is proud to continue its participation through the Literacy Committee.  Junior League volunteers read a book chosen by Jumpstart to students across Calcasieu Parish every November.  In 2019, we read  Thank You, Omu!  which tells the story of a generous elderly woman who makes a fantastic pot of thick red stew. The scent from her stew travels all throughout her neighborhood and brings all of her community members over to her home for a taste. By the end, she shares a lovely feast with her neighbors where everyone contributes to the meal..  For more information on Read for the Record and information on 2019 as it is release, check out

Please contact if you are interested in having your school as part of this event!