Youth One Book, One Denver 2013
Youth One Book, One Denver is a program to get kids aged 9-12 to all read the same book this summer!
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The winner is....The Capitol Ghost Mystery!
The Capitol Ghost Mystery
by Michelle M. Barone
Secret passages, ghosts, gold and adventure follow Silvie as she unravels the theft of an Abraham Lincoln portrait from the Colorado State Capitol. Come along as Silvie and her friend travel through forgotten tunnels to find clues and lost treasures. The streets of Denver come alive as the youth uncover puzzles left throughout history eventually leading to an ending that will shock, surprise and cause everyone to take a look and ask, “Could there be clues out there for me?” Join us in this adventure that will make you question every field trip you ever take. Ask yourself one final question: do I believe that ghosts really exist?
Place a hold on The Capitol Ghost Mystery now!
Library Activities and Events
- Stop by the Central Children's Library to do a scavenger hunt.
- Do a scavenger hunt online!
- Check out one of these events:
The Capitol Ghost Mystery Reading
Monday, July 8, 2-3 p.m. at the Montbello Branch Library
Join us for a 45 minute reading from The Capitol Ghost Mystery. Snacks will be provided, and kids will receive a book to take home. There will also be a book swap at the end, so bring a gently used book to exchange!
Park Hill Branch Lit Wits Book Club
Wednesday, July 24, 3 p.m. at the Park Hill Branch Library
Book selection: The Capitol Ghost Mystery by Michelle M. Barone
Snacks will be provided. The first 6 participants to register will get a copy of the book to keep! For 4th and 5th graders.
Byers Branch Book Club
Tuesdays and Thursdays in July at 2 p.m. at the Byers Branch Library
Book Selection: The Capitol Ghost Mystery by Michelle M. Barone
Join us for a snack plus take a book home with you at the end of the month.
For 4th and 5th graders.
Activities and Events around Denver
- Lunch and Learn With Author Michelle Barone
June 26, July 10 and July 15, Noon – 2 p.m.
McNichols Building at Civic Center,
144 W. Colfax Ave.
Spots are still open! Don't miss your chance to meet the author,
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org now!
Have lunch with the author of the 2013 Youth One Book, One Denver selection. This is your chance to chat with the author and ask all those burning questions you have about the book, the characters and the author.
Youth participating in Lunch and Learn will also have an opportunity to compete in a book themed lego building contest for prizes. Lunch will be provided
Please RSVP to email@example.com.
- Free Day at Four Mile Historic Park
July 5, Noon – 2 p.m.
Four Mile Historic Park,
715 S. Forest St.
Participate in a day of fun and adventure through the old west. Find clues to discover hidden treasure and learn about Denver in the gold mine days.
- Free Day at Denver Museum of Nature and Science
July 21, Noon – 2 p.m.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd.
Discover the wonders of the world as you hunt for hidden treasure throughout the museum in a self-guided treasure hunt.
- Youth One Book, One Denver Closing Event
July 24, Noon – 2 p.m.
Four Mile Historic Park,
715 S. Forest Street
Join in the fun and adventure through the Colorado 1800s. Youth will be able to take a wagon ride, play games the Colorado pioneer children played, pan for gold and make their own corn husk dolls.
- Download the Activity Guide (PDF)
- Download the Bookmark (PDF)
- Download the Flyer (PDF)
- Download the Poster (PDF)
Find more information on the Denver Arts & Venues website and the Denver Quality After-school Connection website.
Here are the Youth One Book, One Denver 2013 Finalists:
Nothing But the Truth
In this thought-provoking documentary novel that examines freedom and patriotism, ninth-grader Philip Malloy is kept from joining the track team by his failing grades in English class. Convinced that the teacher just doesn't like him, Philip concocts a plan to get transferred out of her class. Breaking the school's policy of silence during the national anthem, Philip hums along and ends up the center of attention.
What the Moon Saw
by Laura Resau
Fourteen-year-old Clara has never met her father's parents. She knows he snuck over the border from Mexico as a teenager, but beyond that, she knows almost nothing about his childhood. When she agrees to go visit for the summer, she learns about her grandparents' life: they live in simple shacks in a town called Yucuyoo in the mountains of southern Mexico, where most people speak not only Spanish, but an indigenous language, Mixteco. Hearing her grandmother’s adventurous tales of growing up as a healer awakens Clara to the magic in Yucuyoo, and in her own soul.