Bush initiates Read It Forward program

Schooled by Gordon Korman
In honor of National Library Week, Bush Middle School will initiate a school-wide reading program called Read It Forward. Beginning Monday, April 12, 50 copies of Gordon Korman’s book, “Schooled,” will be hidden throughout campus. Students who find a copy will be instructed to read the book, then pass it on to a friend or classmate. 
 
The ultimate goal is to have the entire student body reading and discussing the same book. Those who participate will be encouraged to write their name on the Read It Forward window in the school library. Students who complete the book may also enter weekly drawings for free meals at Freddie’s Custard. 
 
Korman’s “Schooled” is a tale about a boy raised and home schooled on a commune by his hippie grandmother, Rain. But, when Rain is hospitalized after a fall, the boy – Capricorn Anderson – must attend public school. Unfamiliar with the ways of the modern world, Cap stands out as the school weirdo. And then when Cap is jokingly elected class president…well, you have to read the story to find out what happens next!