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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's First Lady is taking part in a national effort to break the world record for the largest shared reading experience.
Ann LePage will read to more than 50 second graders at the Farwell Elementary School in Lewiston and then more than 40 second graders at Sylvio J. Gilbert School in Augusta on Thursday.
LePage is participating in Jumpstart's "Read for the Record," an annual campaign that seeks to promote literacy and early childhood education.
The group seeks to break the world record for the most people nationwide reading the same book on the same day. This year, people will read "Otis" by Loren Long.
LePage says if children learn to read, they can accomplish anything and become a life-long learner.
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