ABOUT THE 2021 BIG READ FEATURED BOOK:

AAn American Sunrise by United States poet laureate Joy Harjo, is a stunning collection of poems in which Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where the Mvskoke people, including her own ancestors, were forcibly displaced. From her memory of her mother’s death, to her beginnings in the Native rights movement, to the fresh road with her beloved, Harjo’s personal life intertwines with tribal histories to create a space for renewed beginnings.

ABOUT THE BIG READ:

The NEA Big Read aims to build community and inspire conversation through the joy of sharing a good book. Thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the support of our community partners and sponsors, Arts Connection is able to provide free copies of the Big Read and Little Read titles to residents throughout the Morongo Basin. To learn more about the Big Read and for a list of book distribution locations, visit www.BigReadMorongoBasin.com

The NEA Big Read is back for the 3rd year in a row! Mark your calendars for a full month of FREE community programs including talks, performances, film screenings, book discussions and a one- night only special event with Joy Harjo on September 28th.

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