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The Big Read

Wise words from NEA Big Read author Willa Cather.
See how Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library hosted a Big Read program this last year that called attention to their Ethiopian community.
Check out these quotes that give us insight about the world according to NEA Big Read author Thornton Wilder.
If you drew a Venn diagram to illustrate the myriad overlapping connections between NEA Jazz Masters —who played with who when—there’d be at least one unexpected artist floating somewhere in the center: guitarist, Bill Frisell . He’s collaborated with so many NEA Jazz Masters it’s almost impossible...
See how Pennyroyal Arts Council's Big Read program sparked conversation with its community.
Can you guess which quotes were truly said by Big Read authors and which ones we've doctored?
Learn about one of the first Big Read communities to join the program.
We asked some of our colleagues, "which Big Read novel is your favorite and why?" Here's what they said!
What does your zodiac sign say about which Big Read novel you should read next? Find out!
In our latest Big Read quiz, match wits with the (virtual) women of the Big Read. Who said it and in what novel?