FHS Reads

Every year the entire community is invite to read the same book in order to promote reading and conversation.  Activities have included cover contests, book talks & dramatic readings. This year we will include weblog discussions.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time

 by Mark Haddon 

 EnglishTeacher Pam Garrett  leads a read-a-round. ➢Click here for larger view

➢Read the invitation and book summary. 

2007-2008:     See the flyer for Vote for Franklin Reads!

A Long Way Gone 

by Ishmael Beah who is from Sierra Leone  and was one of the 300,000 child soldiers, hopped-up on drugs using AK-47’s in more than fifty conflicts around the world. He is one of the first to tell his story in his own words.Click here to watch & listen to author.     OPEN NEW FLYER 2008 FRANKLIN READS!  & GO TO 




Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood  

by Benjamin Alire Saenz--In 1969 Sammy attends Las Cruces High School, facing racism and violence in the barrio and falling in love with Juliana when violence strikes too close.  Check out the author's website. (Be patient with audio downloads. Requires iTunes or Quicktime)             


➢ Audio Clip Part 1: secrets 

 ➢Audio Clip Part 2: rise up  

See the vote results 

2006-2007 :

The Things They Carried

by Tim O'Brien

Click here to listen to  excerpts in this audio clip podcast. (Please be patient with download-requires Quicktime or iTunes)

Read the flyer: excerpt, summary, and book reviews.

Blog about the book!