One District, One Book

  • On March 1, we launched One District, One Book! Check out the information below about this program!

    What is One District, One Book?

    One District, One Book is a national program where schools read a common text together as a community. This year, all four NYCSD elementary schools are going to read The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney. Every family, teacher, and staff member received a copy of the text.

    Who should read the book?

    Everyone in your family! Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader. It is also a fun and worthwhile family activity. With our One District, One Book program, we are looking to build a community of readers at NYCSD!

    When do we read the book?

    Please see the reading calendar here. We are reading a chapter a night as a school. Trivia will occur the following day. 

    What other events will occur with our program?

    There will be several fun activities coordinated with our One District, One Book program! Video interviews featuring characters from the book will be shared. In addition, we will be collecting donation items for local animal shelters. During the week of March 22, all students across the district will participate in a spirit week celebrating Humphrey.

    Audiobook versions are available:

    Check out this page to access audio recordings of teachers and staff reading The World According to Humphrey. These will also be shared through Seesaw.

Humphrey Cover