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The Big Read

April is National Poetry Month, a time when tens of millions of readers, students, teachers, librarians, booksellers, presenters, publishers, bloggers, and poets celebrate poetry and its importance in our culture and our lives. They do this in all sorts of ways—from reading and sharing poems, to...
We bet you won’t be able to help but be inspired by this collection of Cynthia Ozick quotes!
Daylight Savings Time is upon us! Preparing to move our clocks forward has us thinking about Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, one of the selections in the NEA Big Read library . The novel moves the clock forward as well, only in this case it’s 20 years into the future after a flu pandemic...
Take a look inside the creative mind of NEA Big Read author Marilynne Robinson with this collection of quotes.
Check out these notable quotes from Harlem Renaissance writers like NEA Big Read author Zora Neale Hurston.
Have you ever fallen in love with a book, not only because of its compelling storyline or because you’ve become deeply invested in the fate of the characters, but also because it’s just so well crafted? When I finished reading the NEA Big Read selection, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, I...
Take this quiz that reveals fun facts about our NEA Big Read authors!
Can you guess these NEA Big Read titles from sounds that are prominent in each book?
We asked the Big Read team to share their arts-inspired resolutions for 2017. Here's what they had to say. What are your art-full resolutions for the new year? Let us know in comments or on the NEA Facebook page. And if your inspiration is to read more, well, we can help with that. Check out...
"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it’s much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world.” -- Neil Gaiman Need a break from holiday shopping? Sink into a comfy chair, grab your pumpkin-spice latte, and see if you can guess which gift...

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