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Crissy Haslam to help break reading world record

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - First lady Crissy Haslam will help try to break a reading world record.

On Tuesday, Haslam will kick off a read-in at Karns Elementary School in Knoxville in front of what organizers hope will be a record-breaking audience for a children's storybook reading.

Karns Assistant Principal Christine Boring said the current record for the largest storybook audience is in the 900s. Karns has more than 1,200 students and anticipates that they all will attend.

As first lady, Haslam is working to promote early literacy. In June, she launched the Read20 Family Book Club, challenging Tennessee families to read together for at least 20 minutes each day.

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