One School One Book
Building communities through reading is a powerful thing. This year we will be reading four books school-wide, one each quarter. Students that read the selected book and also write a review of the book in Destiny will be entered in a prize drawing. All books are available as an ebook through Destiny.
1st Quarter -- The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston. The winner for 1st quarter was Grace Myer.
2nd Quarter -- Food: The New Gold by Kathlyn Gay. The winner for 2nd quarter was Jacob Monicken-Selb.
3rd Quarter - Catch & Release by Blythe Woolston. The winner for 3rd quarter was Robyn Pfeifer.
4th Quarter - Break These Rules: 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself edited by Luke Reynolds
Video showcasing some of the books by the 35 authors in this book
Direct link to the ebook in Destiny Discover
Summary: Thirty-five writers use the 20/20 hindsight of their adult perches to look back and give back. Weaving together this caring anthology is the message to teens to pump up the volume on their inner voice and to consider writing as a vehicle to traverse adolescence. While each contribution is deeply heartfelt, the shining stars of the collection are those that elegantly guide the reader with authentic, personal specifics on journeys that are genuinely transformative. Matthew Quick shares the experience of attending a wedding in Namibia with his wife, Alicia Besette; Luke Reynolds and his brother Chris run the London Marathon; and Lynda Mullaly Hunt's extraordinary big brother Ricky introduces someone who could shape readers' future relationships with friends and family. The contributors' biographies reveal more personal insights along with professional accomplishments, and teens might well use the biographies as references to read more from a favorite new author. (from Booklist, 2013)
IMPORTANT -- Read at least one story within the book and write a review in Destiny by May 18 to get entered in the prize drawing.
If you have questions about the program or the book, please contact Ms. Olson.