Ashanti Reads for the Record

Posted Monday September 24, 2012 5:14 PM GMT

Joining host Samantha Guthrie on "The Today Show," Ashanti participated in Jumpstart's Read for the Record at the New York Public Library today (September 24).

The "Rock Wit U" singer wore a sleeveless beige dress and black and white heels as she read to young children.

Jumpstart is a national early education non-profit organization that attempts to break the world record for reading the same book on the same day every year. On October 4th, adults and children will read "Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad" by David Soman and Jacky Davis.

The 2012 celebrity ambassador said, "I’m really excited to participate in Read for the Record and play a role in making a positive impact in the lives of children by giving them a ‘jump start.’”

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