The Big Read

 

The 2014 selection for The Big Read Poughkeepsie is Ray Bradbury's  Fahrenheit 451.The Big Read is a program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literary reading in American popular culture. Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America, a 2004 NEA report, identified a critical decline in reading for pleasure among American adults. The Big Read addresses this issue by bringing communities together to read, discuss, and celebrate books and writers from American and world literature".

 

The Big Read NEA
Infomation on the program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Fahrenheit 451 - Reader's Guide & Teacher's Guide are available