One School, One Book //
Principal Mary Townes, right rear, Vice Principal Linda York, left, and students from third- and fourth-grade classes at Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School in Richmond read aloud from a chapter of “Trouble According to Humphrey,” the first of three books youngsters in the One School, One Book challenge are reading during the school year. At an assembly Oct. 15, each student was presented with a book, which is theirs to keep and take home with the hope that youngsters and their parents will read together a chapter each night. Trivia sessions on the book will be held in classes. The initiative, through the Richmond-based nonprofit Read to Them, is designed to boost students’ reading ability while creating a love of reading.