Thursday, October 1, 2009

Big News for The Big Read

Lucy Lee, who is heading up the Roanoke Valley issue of The Big Read, got some good news yesterday. I'll let her tell it:

"We got such an exciting piece of news that I want to share it with all of you. Roanoke City Schools is going to have 1,450 students participating in The Big Read Roanoke Valley! More specifically, the book will be taught at Noel C. Taylor Academy, Forest Park Academy, William Fleming (9th grade), Patrick Henry (9th grade) and the Center for the Humanities.

"Many thanks to Deb Landgraf, member of the Roanoke County Friends of the Library Board and the Planning Committee, for her tremendous efforts in working to get Valley schools on board."

The Big Read is an effort to get as many people in this area to read and discuss a single book--Ernest Gaines' 1993 Lesson Before Dying--in as many forums as possible. Read an earlier blog entry explaining what's involved here.

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