The One School, One Book Project is a school-wide diversity initiative directed at engaging our children with stories that feature diverse characters, including books that center people of color, gender diversity, LGBTQ identities, people with disabilities, immigration experiences, and ethnic, cultural and religious traditions that are historically excluded from traditional curriculum. This is the third year of the program at The Children’s School.
How it Works: A theme and books supporting that theme are selected each month by the OSOB committee. Every classroom enjoys reading and discussing the same Read-Aloud book. All books/resources are funded and made possible by your PTA.
Who We Are: The OSOB committee is made up of parents/guardians, teachers, librarians and specialists. All committed to diversity, literacy and most importantly, our children. You are always welcome to join!
Our Goal: We hope to help foster and further develop a school community in which all students see themselves in the pages of classroom texts, and are exposed to cultures and perspectives from our diverse community and beyond.
This year’s selections:
All grades both sites: “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me at All” by Maya Angelou and Jean Michel-Basquiat
ICT PreK/K, 6:1:1
“Dear Primo” by Duncan Tonatiuh
1st – 5th /6:1:1 Middle School
“Armando and the Blue Tarp School” by Edith Hope Fine and Judith Pinkerton Josephson
ICT PreK, 6:1:1 elementary
“Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message” by Chief Jake Swamp
Benji, The Bad Day, And Me by Sally J. Pla
Every Month Is A New Year: Celebrations Around The World by Marilyn Singer
I, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes
(ICT Site Grades 1-5 and 6:1:1 Site Middle School)
In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage by Alan Schroeder
(ICT Site PreK & K and 6:1:1 Elementary School)
Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle
Check back for more titles throughout the year.