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NEA Big Read

NEA Big Read is a program from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Arts Midwest that encourages communities across the United States to read and discuss a wide range of books. Each year, grants are awarded to 75 community reading programs to support book clubs and other reading initiatives. Discussion guides are also provided for selected Big Read books that "reflect many different...
The Reading Lists

The Reading Lists is a website authored by Phil Treagus, a self-described "reading list hunter." Treagus has a simple mission: interviewing individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise about their work and asking them to offer some book recommendations. On the homepage of the website, visitors can browse these recommendations under the interviews tab, which includes the...
Overdue Podcast

If you are a book-lover with an ever-expanding "to-read" list, then this podcast is for you. Hosted by Andrew Cunningham and Craig Getting, Overdue is dedicated to, "the books you've been meaning to read." Each hour-long episode is dedicated to a single title and selections range from classics, contemporary award winners, non-fiction, young adult books, cult favorites, and even inescapable...
NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide to 2018's Great Reads

Many of our most popular resources in the last year were designed to help booklovers find new titles and authors of interest. Of those, NPR's Book Concierge stood out as the clear favorite among Scout readers and staff alike. In addition to being impressed by this site's impeccable design, we loved the breadth of genres on offer and the freedom to mix and match categories to find new favorites, as...

UK-based book blogger and reading enthusiast Sanne started Booksanquills in 2008. Over a decade later, the YouTube channel continues to cover topics such as "books, language, the publishing industry, London, travel and life advice." Sanne holds a degree in English Literature and Language and has work experience in the publishing market, sharing her expertise through hundreds of videos on topics of...
22 Books By Indigenous Writers to Read Right Now

Amy Brady composed this list for Chicago Review of Books in November 2019. Though the list was compiled for Native American Heritage Month (celebrated each November), Brady opens by acknowledging that "reading work by Indigenous authors should be something we do all year long." As readers continue to curl up at home during the pandemic (and through a cold winter, depending on location), now is the...
Sharing Through Story

The Sharing Through Story platform focuses on Indigenous texts and literacy resources that educators can implement in their classrooms to acknowledge and celebrate the original storytellers. These resources include a Literacy Seed Kit (a list of "culturally relevant resources," and texts accompanied by teaching guides); an Indigenous Literature Kit (a more than 300-page professional development...
Because We've Read

From writer, community organizer, and educator Hoda Katebi, Because We've Read is an international book club and digital library focused on raising awareness and understanding of issues in global politics, race, gender, colonialism, religion, and more. Activists, humanitarians, and philologists, as well as those seeking to broaden their worldview, will enjoy this collection, which uplifts and...
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