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quotes on reading

Washington, DC Lithograph by T.J. Hayes Print Co. circa 1920 from Library of Congress Theatrical Poster Collection On the occasion of the 201st anniversary of his birth, here are a few words on reading from poet and president Abraham Lincoln: A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to...
Yucateca weaving in Merida, Mexico, by Lucy Nieto from Flickr Carlos Fuentes is one of the Mexican writers featured in the Big Read anthology Sun, Stone, and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories . The son of a diplomat, Fuentes himself served a two-year term as the Mexican Ambassador to France,...
Taos, New Mexico As part of its Big Read celebration of Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima , the Society of the Muse of the Southwest hosted a public conversation with painter and book illustrator Amy Cordova, who has worked with Anaya on a number of books for children. Below Amy discusses how family...
August 31 , 2009 Washington, DC Louisville Free Public Library Foundation was one of 72 organizations that helped take The Big Read nationwide in 2007. Louisvillians read, discussed, and celebrated Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God . (Photo courtesy Louisville Free Public Library...