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The Big Read
 March - June 2011 

What are we

What is
The Big Read is a nationwide program created by the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literary reading in American culture. The Big Read invites neighbors to read and discuss a single book of American Literature in their communities and experience the transformative power of reading. The NEA supplies educational and promotional materials such as Reader's Guides and Audio Guides, bookmarks, posters and banners to encourage citizens to participate.

Copies of the NEA Reader’s Guides, Teacher’s Guides, and Audio Guides for “Sun, Stone, and Shadows” are available at all branches of the Hartford Public Library and all partner libraries.

This project is part of the Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.

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