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All-School Read

Fostering Community Through Shared Intellectual Experience


Northwood School's All-School Read is designed to foster a sense of community by encouraging a shared intellectual experience across the school. The All-School Read tradition at Northwood has been in place for more than thirty years. Recent titles have included Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand), Where You Go Is Not What You'll Be (Frank Bruni), The Bridge of St. Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder), Freakonomics (Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner), and I Am Malala (Malala Yousafzai). Each spring, a committee of faculty, staff, and administration selects a book to be read by all members of the school community before arriving to school in the fall.

Northwood School's 2019 All-School Read

The 2019 All-School Read is The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives, by Dashka Slater. Our theme for the 2019-20 school year is COMMUNITY, and The 57 Bus will give us lots to talk about regarding community, as well as race, gender, class, and justice.

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