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What We're Reading

The Big Read encourages all citizens of Charlottesville to read and talk a thought-provoking book each year to foster community and civic awareness. J-MRL is proud to cooperate with the Virginia Foundation's Center for the Book, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Arts Midwest. Past titles were:

2012 Bless me ultima by Rudofo Anaya

2011 The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

2010 A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

2009 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

2008 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2007 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

What America Is Reading