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The Big Read

Filmmaker Raul Garcia talks about making Extraordinary Tales, an animated feature film based on the stories of Edgar Allan Poe.
Learn about the two new books we've added to the Big Read for the 2016-17 grant cycle!
Sure our Big Read authors inspire us to read, but they can also inspire us to write! Here are five suggestions for writing prompts based on books in the Big Read library . Have your Big Read-inspired writing prompt to add? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page. Happy writing! 1...
A spotlight on Atlanta's 7 Stages Theater's Big Read of "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" by Carson McCullers.
Test your knowledge of the works of Edgar Allan Poe with our Big Read quiz.
Video of NEA Big Read: Meet Rudolpho Anaya Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by spending some time with Big Read author Rudolfo Anaya. Visit neabigread.org to learn more about the groundbreaking author and his novel Bless Me, Ultim a.
It's Friday, so all of us deserve a dose of awesome for getting through the week. Who better to deliver than Ray Bradbury? Here are ten of our favorite quotes from one of literature's finest. “‘Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's...
It’s a well-known fact that children love to mimic. While this can at times be a headache (I’m thinking specifically of the copycat game here), it can also be an incredibly powerful tool for learning. Case in point: reading. While reading to or with children is perhaps the best way to encourage...
Test your knowledge of famous last lines from books in the Big Read library!
This Saturday, not one, but TWO Big Read authors will be speaking at the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington, DC. Marilynne Robinson will discuss her latest novel, Lila, while Louise Erdrich , who recently received the 2015 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, will reflect on her...

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