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SVHS library to host community reading of ‘Into the Beautiful North’

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The Sonoma Valley High School Library is hosting a “One School, One Book” event in spring 2019. The book is Luis Alberto Urrea’s “Into the Beautiful North,” the moving, warm and funny story of a group of teen girls who make the difficult Mexico-to-U.S. journey in search of men for their male-depleted village.

“It’s a serious book with a light touch and a little mature content; we think both adult and student readers will enjoy it,” said SVHS librarian Janet Hansen. “We’ll be encouraging all students and staff members to read the book in classes or independently, and looking for individual and book group partners in the community willing to read along with and support students through the book.”

Thanks to a grant from the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, the library will have multiple copies of the book to check out to students. Readers’ Books also has multiple copies; readers can buy one copy to donate to SVHS and another to read for themselves.

The library will be hosting a variety of events to celebrate the community read.

“We’re planning this event to support the continuing growth of literacy and academic culture at SVHS and hoping it can grow into a big annual event,” said Hansen.

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