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The Big ReadThe Big Read<div class="ExternalClass89E85D9D71DB48739A8A204285851FE3"><h2>​<span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2">Participate in the NEA Big Read Phoenix by reading and discussing </span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2"><em><strong>The Round House</strong></em></span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2"><strong> by Louise Erdrich</strong> </span></span>now through March 31, 2021.</h2><h2><br></h2><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 3">Find the book </span></span><a href="https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=round%20house&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=erdrich&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&bool1=AND&bool4=AND&limit=&sort=RELEVANCE&page=0&searchid=1" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">in print form through the library catalog</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 3"> or </span></span><a href="https://phoenix.overdrive.com/search?query=erdrich+round" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">digitally through Greater Phoenix Digital Library</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 3">.</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span>​<br><br></h4><div><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 3">About The Round House by Louise Erdrich</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Blending the classic coming-of-age story with elements of memoir, detective novels, suspense, and storytelling / oral history, <em>The Round House</em> "tells the suspenseful tale of a 13-year-old boy's investigation and desire for revenge following a brutal attack on his mother that leaves his father, a tribal judge, helpless in his pursuit to bring the perpetrator to justice," (NEA Big Read). While the primary theme in the novel is justice through the lens of indigenous history and tribal law, the book also explores family, sexuality, relationships, and religion.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 3">About the NEA Big Read</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">A program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read is designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University is one of 78 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2019 and June 2020. More information about the NEA Big Read is available at </span><a href="https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​​</span></p><h2><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><a href="https://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/list?df=list&nd=120&kw=erdrich" target="_blank">Browse all Big Read events at Phoenix Public Library​</a> </span></h2></div></div>

 

 

 

 

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NEA Big Read PhoenixNEA Big Read Phoenixhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=670<div class="ExternalClassAB31FAE1AFD44EE19E88F57924E78F84"><p>​Learn more about the NEA Big Read Phoenix, including about events all over the Valley!<br></p></div>https://piper.asu.edu/nea-big-read-phxNew Window

 

 

The NEA Big Read Book Discussion: The Round House by Louise ErdrichThe NEA Big Read Book Discussion: The Round House by Louise Erdrichhttps://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=1796773/11/2021 1:30:00 AM3/11/2021 3:30:00 AM<div class="ExternalClass5780524CE4424ED7B0C11F329D0C1984"><p>​Webex<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass5739913196CC4CB584ED8C7868EC6EAC"><p>​The NEA Big Read is all about broadening our understanding of the world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Join the Phoenix Public Library and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University for a discussion of <em>The Round House</em> by Louise Erdrich!<br></p><p>No matter how much or little you may have read, come together with other members of the community to share your favorite characters or stories, explore the novel's tensions and themes, and discuss how <em>The Round House</em> connects with important issues in the community. Individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and identities are welcome.<br></p><p>This program will be presented online using Webex. Registration is not required but is encouraged.  If you choose to register, you can set a reminder to be sent to you. Registered participants will also receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.<br></p><p>​Register by following the link.<br></p></div>No39
The NEA Big Read Book Discussion: The Round House by Louise ErdrichThe NEA Big Read Book Discussion: The Round House by Louise Erdrichhttps://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=1796783/13/2021 5:00:00 PM3/13/2021 7:00:00 PM<div class="ExternalClass2D8D49D528F44EE0857C46221A7195A9"><p>​Webex<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassD6A12923073C459481EBFA58E43588DC"><p>The NEA Big Read is all about broadening our understanding of the world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Join the Phoenix Public Library and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University for a discussion of T<em>he Round House</em> by Louise Erdrich!<br></p><p>No matter how much or little you may have read, come together with other members of the community to share your favorite characters or stories, explore the novel's tensions and themes, and discuss how <em>The Round House</em> connects with important issues in the community. Individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and identities are welcome.<br></p><p>This program will be presented online using Webex. Registration is not required but is encouraged.  If you choose to register, you can set a reminder to be sent to you. Registered participants will also receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.​<br></p><p>Register by following the link.<br></p></div>No40
The NEA Big Read Book Discussion: The Round House by Louise ErdrichThe NEA Big Read Book Discussion: The Round House by Louise Erdrichhttps://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=1796803/16/2021 7:00:00 PM3/16/2021 9:00:00 PM<div class="ExternalClassCBA66E86C8664B4BBE68C1B5C2B6DEFB"><p>​Webex<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass95F86F89611D4399B5562910B9A486DA"><p>​The NEA Big Read is all about broadening our understanding of the world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Join the Phoenix Public Library and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University for a discussion of <em>The Round House</em> by Louise Erdrich!<br></p><p>No matter how much or little you may have read, come together with other members of the community to share your favorite characters or stories, explore the novel's tensions and themes, and discuss how <em>The Round House</em> connects with important issues in the community. Individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and identities are welcome.</p><p>This program will be presented online using Webex. Registration is not required but is encouraged.  If you choose to register, you can set a reminder to be sent to you. Registered participants will also receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.​<br></p><p>Register by following the link.<br></p></div>No41