‘The Capitol Ghost Mystery’ selected for Youth One Book, One Denver summer reading
Jun 19 2013
Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced “The Capitol Ghost Mystery” by Michelle Barone is the reading selection for this year’s Youth One Book, One Denver program.
Mayor Hancock made the announcement at Dora Moore School, where he was joined by the author as well as students and staff from partnering summer program organizations, Summer Scholars and Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.
The selection of “The Capitol Ghost Mystery,” as voted on by more than 1,500 school children throughout the city, was chosen among two other finalists, “Nothing But the Truth” by Avi and “What the Moon Saw” by Laura Resau. All three authors are based in Colorado.
In “The Capitol Ghost Mystery,” secret passages, ghosts, gold and adventure follow Silvie as she unravels the theft of an Abraham Lincoln portrait from the Colorado State Capitol. Silvie and her friend travel through forgotten tunnels to find clues and lost treasures and the streets of Denver come alive as the youth uncover puzzles left throughout history.
The Youth One Book, One Denver program is modeled on the adult program started in 2004. Now in its second year, the youth program has grown from 1,200 to 2,000 participants. The program offers children ages 9-12 a shared reading experience along with fun and educational programming to help combat summer learning loss. All authors for this year’s selection are local and the winning author will make several public appearances throughout the program, which runs June 17-July 26.
For more information, visit the Youth One Book, One Denver webpage.