The premise of the program is that one community embraces the same book at the same time and promotes a culture of literacy in each home.
This year our Case Middle School students (Grades 7-8) and staff will be reading Stargirl written by Jerry Spinelli, best known for Maniac Magee and Wringer.
We have allotted 5 weeks of reading time (Monday - Thursday) for students to read with families. Students also have the opportunity to participate in 3 different events: a trivia contest, a Secret Acts of kindness challenge, and the Truly You 15-day Challenge (a fun, anonymous way students can share something about themselves and read other's answers).
Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’ s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.
Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love. - From the publisher
Coming soon is Rain Reign (Grades 4-6) We look forward to all of our One District One Book participation this year!