One School, One BookAlexander Hamilton Middle School is proud to announce our inaugural One School, One Book event. The goal of this event is to promote literacy and build a common experience for both our students and our community. This year, we will read One for the Murphys, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.
Each day, students will engage in a read-aloud with their homeroom teachers. Every student will receive his or her own copy of the book to keep at the end of our event. Additionally, our teachers will integrate many of the components of the story into our school day.
We are also honored to have Lynda Mullaly Hunt visit our campus on September 25th. She will be speaking to all of our students. In addition, she will be at Coffee with the Principal that morning at 8:30 AM.Please join us!
One for the Murphysby Lynda Mullaly Hunt Year Published: 2012
In the wake of heart-breaking betrayal, Carley Connors is thrust into foster care and left on the steps of the Murphys, a happy, bustling family.
Carley has thick walls and isn’t rattled easily, but this is a world she just doesn’t understand. A world that frightens her. So, she resists this side of life she’d believed did not exist with dinners around a table and a “zip your jacket, here’s your lunch” kind of mom.
However, with the help of her Broadway-obsessed and unpredictable friend, Toni, the Murphys do the impossible in showing Carley what it feels like to belong somewhere. But, when her mother wants her back, will she lose the only family that she has ever known?