Article in Reading Activities and Big Read categories.
What We're Reading
The Big Read encourages all citizens of Charlottesville to read and talk about a thought-provoking book each year to foster community and civic awareness. JMRL 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:
2017 Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
2016 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
2015 The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
2014 True Grit by Charles Portis
2013 The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
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