Covers of ABC Pasta, Juana & Lucas, Clementine, and Pax

These books are part of One Book, Many Families, One Community

Horizon sponsors family book read

Posted October 2, 2017

Horizon Elementary School invites families with children in kindergarten through fourth grade to join its community book read this fall.

One Book, Many Families, One Community offers families the chance to choose one of four books:

  • “ABC Pasta” by Juana Medina, a picture book for kindergarten through grade 2. A is for angel hair acrobat, M is for Macaroni the Magician, and T is for tortellini trapeze artist. It’s an ABC circus that’s good enough to eat!
  • “Juana & Lucas” by Juana Medina, an early chapter book for grades 2-4. A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place.
  • “Clementine” by Sara Pennypacker, an early chapter book for grades 2-4. While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, 8-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.
  • “Pax” by Sara Pennypacker, a chapter book for grades 4-7. When his father enlists in the military and makes him return his beloved pet fox to the wild, Peter, who has been sent to live with his grandfather hundreds of miles away, embarks on a journey filled with astonishing discoveries in order to be reunited with his fox.

Planned events include:

  • Kick-off from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at Generations, where families can receive a free copy of their chosen book and partake in fun activities.
  • Both authors will be part of the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival from Oct. 13 to 15, and will give presentations at Horizon on Friday, Oct. 13.
  • 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Plymouth Public Library
  • 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Riverview Middle School

The project was created by a group of Horizon educators who are passionate about inspiring families to read together.
They were encouraged by the success of the One Book, One Community - Plymouth Chapter book reads, which explored “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee in 2015 and “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown in 2016 and will focus on “Wingshooters” by Nina Revoyr in February.

One Book, Many Families, One Community is possible in part thanks to a $1,160 grant from the Plymouth Education Foundation. Additional sponsors include Sargento and Book Heads.

Learn more:
Sign up to participate in One Book, Many Families, One Community.
• Visit the One Book, Many Families, One Community website at
• Visit the One Book, One Community - Plymouth Chapter website at