One School, One Book

Welcome to Garden City Middle School's One School, One Book Website

Thank you to all who participated in this year's One School, One Book Program!

The Winner is...

Thanks to a very generous donation by the PTA, copies of Slacker are available to borrow in the GCMS Library.

Discussion Questions are Posted in the Google Classroom

Join the One School, One Book Classroom

To join the classroom, follow the steps below.

  • The classroom now closed. Please look for announcements about the 2020-2021 One School, One Book program in the fall.

This winter, Garden City Middle School will run an all-school book program called One School, One Book. Through One School, One Book, GCMS aims to build a Community of Readers.

This January, students will be asked to vote for one of three books. The book with the most votes will be this year’s One School, One Book winner.

This program is voluntary and participants will have to acquire their own copies of the selected book, however, everyone – students, teachers, and administrators are encouraged to follow along together. Parents are also encouraged to follow along and discuss the book with their children at home.

A recommended reading schedule will be posted on the One School, One Book website to help participants keep up with the reading at home. Participating students will respond to online discussion questions and are invited to a face to face book discussion to take place after school in late March.

The books to be voted on are below. More information will be posted to this page soon.

2020 One School, One Book

Spotlight on Young Adult Author


Click on Each Book Cover for More Information

Capricorn Cap Anderson has been homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Rain. When Rain is injured in a fall, Cap is forced to attend the local middle school. Although he knows a lot about Zen Buddhism, nothing has prepared him for the politics of public school...

The Unteachables are a notorious class of misfits, delinquents, and academic train wrecks. Like Aldo, with anger management issues; Parker, who can’t read; Kiana, who doesn’t even belong in the class—or any class; and Elaine (rhymes with pain). The Unteachables have been removed from the student body and isolated in room 117...

Cameron Boxer is very happy to spend his life avoiding homework, hanging out with his friends, and gaming for hours in his basement. It's not too hard for him to get away with it . . . until he gets so caught up in one game that he almost lets his house burn down around him...Oops...