Students Read Aloud for 300 Hours, Break World Record
By Leah Westfall
July 20, 2011
Students read for 300 hours straight to break world record.
If you think you’ve got a lot of summer reading to do think again, five university students in the Dominican Republic have been reading for 300 hours, straight.
According to huffingtonpost.com the students are reading aloud in an effort to not only break the previously set Guinness World Record of 240 hours but also raise awareness about books in a country with one of the lowest reading levels in Latin America.
The students plan to continue reading through until Saturday, bringing their grand total to 365 hours. Their original plan was to stop reading on this past Wednesday. The chosen literacy is the complete works of former Dominican President and historian Juan Bosch.
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