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What is an All School Read?

Each year a thought provoking book is selected for all SPSV students, faculty and staff to read over the summer months as part of our new All School Read program. The purpose of the program is to increase the amount of reading done by our students and to engage our entire campus in a common discussion regarding pertinent social topics.

Summer 2020 Selected Book


This summer we are reading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings and the forthcoming novel The Book of Longings.

In order to participate our student families need to:

  1. Purchase The Secret Life of Bees. Available on Amazon for under $10 or at your local bookstore or library.
  2. Read the book before August 9th, 2020.
  3. Homework: Thoughtfully answer the set of questions that our faculty will share soon and bring them to school on the first day of class.

It is our hope that this book will initiate an exciting year of discussion and reflection across all levels of our community. We encourage parents and family to read along with us and engage in the discussion with your students.