One Book, One School

Every summer all Bigelow students and staff read the same book as part of Bigelow’s One Book, One School Program. In the fall students discuss the book in their community blocks.

The goal of the program is to create a more inclusive community through participation in a common reading experience of a book that reflects a central theme incorporating Bigelow’s core values.

Thank you to all the parents for your support of the PTO. It is through your support that we are able to underwrite special programs like this for our children.

2018 – Full Cicada Moon

by Marilyn Hilton

Full Cicada Moon is set in late 1960’s Vermont and features a biracial main character, Mimi, who has a hard time fitting in.  She has hopes and dreams that others discourage.  In a time when girls are not encouraged to pursue their goals, Mimi works hard to follow hers.  Will she be able to persevere?

Go to the One School, One Book page, on the Bigelow Library website, to learn more about the book and the program.

Past Books

2017 – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba

2016 – The Seventh Most Important Thing, by Shelley Pearsall

2015 – Losing It, by Erin Fry

2014 – Schooled, by Gordon Korman

2013 – Flipped, by Wendelin Van Draanen