One book will be chosen that will be read by all students in all 3 grade levels. The book selected will be directly related to the values of the PRIDE initiative – the middle school’s character education program. The book’s author will then make visits to the school and meet with the students. He will give insights into the creation of the book and will conduct discussion sessions about the story. Students will experience the power of the well-written word and will see how it can inform, inspire and transform.