One Book, One Community

Rosmini Community School, along with 15 other Primary and Secondary Schools in the area, is taking part in the One Book, One Community Project over the next 2 months. This is an exciting literacy project, organised by the Home School Community Liaison teachers, which is aimed at promoting reading in the school, the home and the community.

The book chosen for the project this year is The Blue Horse by Irish author Marita Conlon-Mc Kenna.  Katie is a traveller and her whole world is turned upside down when her family’s caravan is destroyed by fire. Everything they had is gone, and instead of pulling together it seems as though her family is falling apart.

They move to a new house, to a school where nobody wants to know her, and Katie wonders just how many changes she can take. In her fight for acceptance and to keep the family together, she learns a lot about herself.

This is a remarkable story of growing up in extraordinary circumstances that will touch the hearts of all readers.

 

Cover of "The Blue Horse" by Marita Conlon-McKenna