It was so unusual for a high school to host a book fair that Scholastic set the sales bar low. OHS vastly exceeded the goal. In fact, the high school's total sales exceeded the projection by nearly four times, proving that #booklove is indeed alive and well in Oceanside! It's all a matter of presenting books that students will want to read.
Vicky Lin, a junior, said that in middle school she liked reading supernatural and paranormal fiction and now enjoys both fiction and non-fiction that illuminate mental health issues. Issa Yavuz, a sophmore, had a one-word answer to what he likes to read about: "Sports." Classmate Stephen Dagger agreed. "Sports and video games."
Interviewer: "Any fiction?"
Stephen: "Maybe." <<< Which means that hosting a book fair might encourage students to read what they enjoy as a bridge to possible new topics and genres. Stay tuned for next year....
OHS English teachers, librarian and parent volunteers gather in the library for the book fair.