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Information regarding the "One Book, One LMSD" Program
Information regarding the "One Book, One LMSD" Program

"One Book, One LMSD" creates a reading community through the shared experience of a single text. One Book is a chance to build community and collectively engage around important questions with a common resource and theme. The World Language Department has selected the text for the 2019-2020 Academic Year: The Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World's Happiest People by Meik Wiking.

The publisher has created a special paperback edition appropriate for 9th-12th grade readers. Copies of this edition will be available for purchase for $10 in the following locations:

  • Harriton High School Main Office (8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
  • Lower Merion High School Main Office (8:00 a.m. - noon; 1:00-2:00 p.m.)
  • District Office Main Desk Lobby (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Some will be available for purchase via the Lower Merion Library System

Please know the original edition contains language that some readers may find objectionable. This should be considered if you opt to purchase/borrow the original edition of the text.

By reading The Little Book of Lykke students, staff and families will have the opportunity look at a question important to all cultures: What is a life well lived and how do we find happiness? The book examines: "How you can have a positive impact on your world. On our world. We need more dreamers and doers. We need more creators of kindness, heroes of happiness, and champions of change" (Lykke).

More information on Summer Reading can be found here.

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