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NEA Big Read Books

The National Endowment for the Arts maintains resources for NEA Big Read book selections (past and present) on their website. These resources may include information about the author, about the book, discussion questions, and audio and video clips. Resources for the books listed below will be available in Spring 2021.

Current books available for selection by grantees for the 2021-2022 application include:

  • An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui
  • The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories by Jack London
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Listen to this podcast from the NEA Chairperson, Mary Anne Carter, as she talks about these titles.