38.8 F
Annapolis
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Home Fun Fun Stuff To Do The Big Read 2020

The Big Read 2020

Each year the National Endowment for the Arts spearheads a program called the NEA Big Read. This initiative aims “to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.” Since the program began in 2006, the National Endowment for the Arts has funded more than 1,400 NEA Big Read programs, providing more than $19 million to organizations nationwide.

Locally, the Chesapeake Children’s Museum has been selected as one of many nonprofit organizations nationwide to present the NEA Big Read this year. This year’s Big Read book is “Citizen: An American Lyric,” a book-length poem by Claudia Rankine, which chronicles the microaggressions Black people face daily, and discusses larger incidents of discrimination, and violence against Black people in America.

The museum is coordinating with community partners including Anne Arundel Community College, Anne Arundel Public Library, Asbury United Methodist Church, the Banneker-Douglass Museum, Center of Help, and the City of Annapolis to present book discussions and activities around the book, as well as around racism, and ways to combat it in our community.

Big Read Events

Events run from mid-October to Mid-November, and include four talks with the author, race workshops for kids and adults, World Kindness Day activities on November 13, Community conversations, poetry workshops, and performances by Building Better People Productions called “We Got It! A Show About Empathy.”

For more information on the Big Read, follow along on its Facebook page, facebook.com/thebigreadannearundelcounty, register for events with the Children’s Museum at theccm.org, and find more events, book recommendations and free movies through Kanopy with the Anne Arundel County Public Library.

You can check out the official brochure, which also includes recommendations for more books by local authors and suggested activities for kids.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Tips From our Sponsors

Take a Weekend Escape to Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Looking for a long weekend escape and a well-deserved change of scenery?  Look no further than Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and...

Have a Delmarvalous Winter at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Enjoy an “Delmarvalous Winter” and save on a memorable getaway to Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, Spa and Marina.  The waterfront resort is offering...

Stress Management in 2020 – For Kids and Families

Part 1   By: Dr. Sharon Richter, Annapolis Pediatrics’ Behavioral Health Department Parents are role models for their children when it comes to teaching life skills, including...

It’s a “Delmarvalous Fall” at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

Just in time for the fall season, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is providing local residents with the “Delmarvalous Fall”...

Stay Connected

7,938FansLike
2,238FollowersFollow
1,021FollowersFollow
4,180FollowersFollow

Most Read

Martin Luther King Day events in Maryland

Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of an America where people are judged not by what they look like but by who they...

Family Movie Review: The Marksman (PG-13)

‘The Marksman’ is a generic thriller that doesn’t ask anything new of Liam Neeson.   Kernel Rating: 1.5 out of 5 MPAA Rating: PG-13   Length:...

Revising Your Resolutions

How are your New Year's Resolutions going? Have you gone off-course? Of course! Have no fear, revising your...

TGIF – Weekend Family Adventures January 15–17

Whether you are itching to get outside and enjoy the sunshine with a family hike, or want to stay warm and cozy...