Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Big D Reads Announces Former First Lady Laura Bush as Honorary Chair

Big D Reads is proud to announce Former First Lady Laura Bush will, once again, serve as Honorary Chair of Big D Reads.

In April 2014, Big D Reads will distribute 20,000 copies and encourage the entire city to read S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. Hinton first published the classic novel in 1967 when she was 18. The central themes of the book include friendship, loyalty, and the message that no matter how much money we have, we all have problems.

“Everyone in Dallas, adults and teens, should pick up a copy of The Outsiders, and enjoy this coming-of-age adventure together as a community,” Bush says.

During the entire month of April 2014, Big D Reads will conduct dozens of special events centered on The Outsiders, including an opening event, a closing event, writers' workshops, educational events/speakers, DISD enrichment programs, and movie screenings. 
Would you like to join in the fun next April? Big D Reads is encouraging members of the community to create their own special events. The story of The Outsiders lends itself to plenty of ideas. You can host a Greasers versus the Socs party or provide a venue for a large book club discussion.

If you can't host an event, but want to be involved with Big D Reads, please consider becoming a volunteer. This year’s program is ambitious, and the organization will need help sorting books, setting up for events, and distributing posters and books.

Visit www.bigdreads.org today for more information.

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