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The NEA Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture. The Big Read brings together partners from across the country to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. JMRL invites all book lovers in Central Virginia to join The NEA Big Read throughout March 2017. Read and discuss Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones and participate in programs about the book, its themes, and its author.

We've selected a list of books, movies, and music in the JMRL collection that will inspire further exploration and enhance your reading. There is a printable version of the adult list. Find more resources and discussion questions for this book in the Big Read Reader’s Guide. Find information on programs, contests and more by visiting the NEA Big Read at JMRL.

About the Author

Read the official NEA Big Read bio to Tayari Jones.

Read Jones's biography on her webpage.

Read an article by the author "On Writing With Empathy"

Read NPR's interview with Tayari Jones about Silver Sparrow.

Works by Tayari Jones

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