Our school community has been invited to participate in One School/One Book. The goal of this project is to bring us together by reading the same book and engaging with each other online.

Every teacher, staff and student in the Hudson Junior High School will receive a copy of “The Bridge Home” by Padma Venkatraman. This book was written by one of our 2021 Hudson Children’s Book Festival authors. Students and families will have a chance to meet Venkatraman at next year’s festival.

At a time when are separated by distance we’ll come together to share a beautiful and thought-provoking book as one community. Participation is voluntary but we hope to see a lot of engagement.

Kick-off Party

We will have a digital kick-off party on Monday, May 11, 2020, at 3 p.m. where we will come together in our One School/One Book Google Classroom and celebrate our community with literacy. The first few chapters will be read aloud and then we will begin our reading journey together.

For this book project, we’ll use the Google Classroom platform the district currently uses for distance learning:

  • The classroom is called HJHS One School/One Book. The code to join is 5qgpilg
  • If you have any problems joining, please email the project coordinator Marlena Peduzzi at peduzzim@hudsoncsd.org
  • This project also has social media sites on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram under the name HJHS One School/One Book where we will share challenges, activities, and conversations as we read together.

What else can you expect?

Other activities you can expect during the One Book/One School Project include:

  • Google Classroom
  • Book Talks
  • Flipgrid Activities
  • Challenges
  • And so much more!


If you have questions about this One Book/One School project at HJHS, please email Marlena Peduzzi at peduzzim@hudsoncsd.org

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