GREAT FALLS — When you're immersed in a good book, your imagination can often run wild, and this week's One Class At A Time grant recipient plans to boost her students' passion about the past through reading.
Jolyn Johnson of CMR High School plans to introduce her students to "The Alice Network," thanks to the $250 grant from KRTV and First Interstate Bank.
Johnson says the novel will introduce historical fiction to her students and increase literacy.
The series will complement the learning unit focused on World War 1.
Johnson says the book is a recent New York Times Best Seller and NPR novel of the year.
Kate Quinn, the author of the book, says on her website: "In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption."
To learn about or apply for a One Class At A Time grant, click here to visit the First Interstate Bank website.