The Big Read

2017 Big Read KC

The Kansas City area's six public library systems join together for a community-wide reading and discussion of The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien's seminal work about the Vietnam War.

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The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest.

Big Read 2013