One School/One Book announcement to be made Friday, June 9

Four finalists for summer reading book are “All of the Above,” ”The Fourteenth Goldfish,” “Every Soul a Star,” and “Chains”

Parsa Tehrani and Suren Mkrtchyan

    Every year, the One School/One Book committee chooses one book for everyone at Watertown Middle School to read. The book it chooses is the one the incoming sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders have to read and do an assignment on over the summer.

     This year’s book won’t be revealed until Friday, June 9, but here are the top four finalists.

    One is “All of the Above” by Shelley Pearsall, which is about four inner-city students and their quest to build the world’s largest tetrahedron.

    Next is ”The Fourteenth Goldfish” by Jennifer L. Holm, which is about an 11-year-old girl, Ellie, who is having problems when her grandfather reenters her life as a 13-year-old boy after his discovery of an age-reversing formula.

    Also, there is “Every Soul a Star” by Wendy Mass, which is about three pre-teens and their experiences surrounding an unusual solar eclipse at Moon Shadow Campground.

     Lastly, the fourth book is “Chains” by Laurie Halse-Anderson, which is about a 13-year-old slave, whose previous owner promised when she died, her slaves would be freed, but there is no proof of this.

    Last year, the summer activities surrounding One School/One Book were making a video, a builder’s project, and a writing assignment. But, this year they added an art challenge and a science challenge. The students are very happy to head to summer with a lot of activities to choose from.

   The whole school is waiting for the announcement of the 2017 One School/One Book. We can not wait and neither can the whole school.

–June 8, 2017–