The Big Read 2021 is a yearly event by the National Endowment for the Arts aimed at broadening our understanding of the world, our communities and ourselves through books.
In South Florida, the Miami Book Fair and the Miami-Dade Public Library system are among the participants that will be offering free activities and presentations to explore themes from a selected book.
This year’s Big Read programs are scheduled for March 1 to April 30. Please note, however, that all events will take place online. There will be no in-person events this year.
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So, what’s this year’s selection? Participants are invited to read “Lab Girl,” a 2016 memoir by American geochemist Hope Jahren. And Miami Book Fair plans to give away copies of “Lab Girl” throughout March and April.
For more on how to participate (and get the free book), click here.