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“One Book, One School”

In an effort to build community, promote active literacy across the curriculum, and encourage students to read for pleasure, Holy Cross High School introduced  its “One Book, One School” program in 2009.

By creating a common reading experience among the school community, the program creates common knowledge and vocabulary and allows participants to come together to discuss the book on both a social and an academic level.

In an effort to build community, promote active literacy across the curriculum, and encourage students to read for pleasure, Holy Cross Academy will again promote its ” One Book, One School ” program.

By creating a common reading experience among school community, the program creates common knowledge and vocabulary and allows participants to come together to discuss the book on both a social and an academic level. The “One Book, One School” selection for 2016-2017 is:

Book

The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist continues to change the lives of its readers forever. With more than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired.  Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams.
All students are expected to read the book over the summer and be prepared to engage in discussions, activities and assessments in every course in the 2016-2017 school year.

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