CAMPUS WIDE LITERACY INITIATIVE
ONE SEMESTER, ONE BOOK
THE NIGHT GARDENER
Jonathan AuxierBurbank Middle School began its ninth annual "One Semester, One Book" literacy initiative on August 26, 2019. Students will read the selected novel during Homeroom/Power Period for the first two months of school. Each student and faculty member will receive their own copy of the novel. Homeroom teachers will keep the books in their classrooms for the two-month book study. Books will be passed out to students the day of Family Literacy Night and students will be encouraged to attend the activity and have the opportunity of having the author sign their novel.This year's selection is The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier. It is the story of two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. The house and its family, however, are not what they seem, and the children find themselves confronted with a ghost and a curse which puts their very lives in danger. It is a spooky tale, but it’s also a story about human greed and the power of storytelling.Family Literacy Night this year is on October 23, 2019 between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 pm. Come and join us!