1 Book 1 School

What is 1 Book 1 School?

1 Book 1 School is a program that places a book in the hands of every student at Hogg MS. The students read the book, which is woven into a curriculum provided by our award-winning librarian Mary Chance, and ends with an amazing opportunity to meet the author of the book (and have the book autographed) on February 21, 2020. Our book for this upcoming school year is Refugee by Alan Gratz. It is a powerful story about three children fleeing their homelands. Our theme will be the concept of 'Home'. Refugee is a poignant novel about the plight of three refugees, and was on the New York Times Bestselling List for over a year. Page-turning, heartrending, and a perfect fit for our IB school. Hogg can't wait to share this timely topic and story with its students. Students will participate in engaging activities throughout the school year, leading up to the author event and Literacy Night. Reading a single book as a school builds community and gives Hogg parents, teachers, students a shared experience that celebrates literacy. Click here to learn more about this amazing read: www.alangratz.com/writing/refugee

What are the costs?

Through generous discounts offered by Blue Willow Bookshop, Hogg PTA is able to purchase the book for all students at a cost of approximately $4,000 for each grade level ($12,000 for the entire school). We hope to raise enough funds so that everyone can have a book in the Fall before our author visit in February.

1 Book 1 School Sponsorship Opportunities

Hogg PTA is looking for families and businesses willing to sponsor this year's 1 Book 1 School book drive. We hope to raise enough funds so that everyone can have a book by our esteemed author! If you or your business would like to sponsor a classroom set of 30 books, a grade level set, or even a school set of books, please contact president@hoggpta.org to make donation arrangements. Your generous donations of 30+ books will be recognized through special signage inside every donated book plus a public announcement during the author visit and Literacy Night. If you are interested in purchasing books in quantities under 30, click here.

Alison Schmieder