Friday, December 21, 2007

Seasons Greetings

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Kick off the new year with a great book. D.C. is reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE GREAT GATSBY in 2008. Get a head start. Download The Big Read "The Great Gatsby" discussion guide at, and learn about the national initiative.
Stay tuned to this blog site for more information and announcements about The Big Read - D.C. (April 24 - May 24, 2008).
The Big Read addresses the national decline in literary reading as documented in the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) 2004 landmark survey Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America. The Big Read, is presented by the NEA in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest, to encourage literary reading by asking communities to come together to read and discuss one book.
photo: F. Scott, Zelda, and Frances "Scottie" Fitzgerald. Source - Princeton University Library.