What is The Big Read, Sonoma County?

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. KRCB is the lead agency for The Big Read, Sonoma County and will be partnering with the Sonoma County Library and other community organizations to encourage everyone in Sonoma County to read Rudolfo Anaya’s award-winning novel, Bless Me, Ultima in March 2012.

How Can I Participate?

The Big Read, Sonoma County is inviting teachers, students, seniors, arts and community organizations, private business, public entities, and other individuals or groups with an interest in supporting literacy and the promotion of reading as a pleasurable activity to participate in The Big Read, Sonoma County by creating their own event or project. Events must take place during March 2012 and can be for one day or a series of days, serve public or private groups, focusing on any age or demographic. Projects (art, theatrical, musical) are encouraged (especially by classroom teachers) in order to engage “reluctant readers.”

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