One Book, One School

Ms. Harris' 3rd Grade Class with their Stella Diaz Never Gives Up Books

During March, in honor of National Reading Month, AWS InCommunities partnered with BEN-DMV to host the One Book, One School initiative at River Oaks and Triangle Elementary Schools in Prince William County. For five weeks, BEN volunteers read aloud and recorded chapters from the book, Stella Diaz Never Gives Up, for over 1,250 students to enjoy and read along every night. AWS InCommunities also provided weekly prizes for students, and a copy of the book to every 3rd, 4th, and 5th grader at River Oaks Elementary. Students were in for a special surprise when the book’s author, Angela Dominguez, made a virtual guest appearance to read to students and host a variety of fun activities.

Author Angela Dominguez shows students how she illustrates her stories

River Oaks students show off their "SWAG BAGS" from AWS in Communities