The Big Read Blog (Archive)


September 25, 2009
Washington, DC

The Big Read's a big deal in Alabama where nine libraries have joined forces to take their Big Read of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer statewide.  In partnership with New South Books, which has published a special Alabama edition of the novel, some of the state's intrepid Big Read organizers took to the road in the "Big Read bus" to deliver nearly 12,000 copies of the novel to participating library branches. 

Big Read Regional Coordinator Patty Pilkington enthused, "This is the very first time a state has published a unique edition of its Big Read book for its own audiences, so once again, Alabama is leading the way in innovative and creative programming.  . . Soon readers across the entire state of Alabama will be joining together in the excitement of discovering and rediscovering The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.?





from top: New South's edition of The Adventures of  Tom Sawyer; The Big Read Bus in action; Books, books, and more books; Mission accomplished! (Photos courtesy Alabama Big Read PR Committee)

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