One record that was set today was “best school visit ever by me,” when I helped Chaska Middle School East attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record for relay reading — I read the first sentence, talked to kids, and basically watched in dumb amaze at the huge project coordinated by teachers, librarians, parents and volunteers at the school. Over 700 people read from Mudville and shattered the previous record of 415. I’ll have photos soon, but here’s a clip from the local news about the event.
Here’s some exciting news I’ve been sitting on for a few weeks… this week, a middle school in Chaska, Minnesota, will attempt to set a Guinness Book record for the longest reading relay. The school will read Mudville for four consecutive hours, relaying sentence by sentence, with around 800 total participants. I will be there to read the first sentence.
I am flattered that Chaska picked Mudville of the many books available and gives me a chance at this unique honor. I will, of course, report back with photos after the event. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go practice my line.
My father says the defining moment of his life came when he was twelve years old.