The Big Read Blog (Archive)


October 15, 2008
Washington, DC

In March and April 2008, San Antonio Public Library hosted a Big Read of To Kill a Mockingbird. Mockingbird audiobook narrator Sissy Spacek and fellow Texan Tommy Lee Jones were special guests at the foundation?s recent 25th-anniversary celebration. Jones introduced Spacek who regaled the crowd with a selection from Harper Lee?s classic. In March and April 2009, San Antonio came together to read, discuss, and celebrate Ray Bradbury?s Fahrenheit 451.

For more Mockingbird and Fahrenheit 451 events across the U.S., visit

Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation.