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From Paulette’s Desk

February 26, 2009
Washington, DC

I remember how thrilling it was to learn how to cross the high-traffic Merrick Boulevard by myself when I was a second grader. (I also remember that when my mother let me cross the street by myself to go to ballet lessons, I made my teacher call her to make sure it was okay for me cross the street by myself on the way back!) Well, it turns out that "Stop, look, and listen" aren?t just good rules to follow when crossing the street. It?s also great advice for browsing the newly expanded Big Read Web site.

STOP wondering what to do with your free time. Check out The Big Read calendar to find an event taking place near you.

LOOK at the new films on Ray Bradbury and Amy Tan to get the inside track on these popular Big Read authors.

LISTEN to an excerpt from a Big Read audio guide like this one of author Richard Rodriguez talking about John Steinbeck?s rendering of California in The Grapes of Wrath.

And I'll add a fourth "do" to the list -- REPEAT!