October 2021: Read For The Record!


The October Awareness Campaign is Read for the Record!

Read for the Record is a high-visibility annual fall campaign that aims to increase awareness about the critical importance and impact of early literacy. This year's Read for the Record book is Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang. For more information about this campaign, parents can visit our website at www.elcpalmbeach.org/awareness-topics, or we can email you the information. 


Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang is a celebration of cultural symbols, family, and self-affirmation.

When Amy Wu’s class is making their own dragons at craft time, Amy creates a dragon with a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then Amy tries making dragons that look like theirs, but none of them feels quite right. After school, a story from Grandma sparks new inspiration, and together with her family, Amy finally makes a dragon that feels right for her.



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