By Christine Bordelon It was 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy had been assassinated. The Vietnam War was raging. Apollo 8 astronauts
Encouraging reading among Americans is the impetus behind the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “Big Read” project.
Locally, Xavier University of Louisiana, in partnership with the New Orleans Public Library, was awarded a “Big Read” grant from the NEA this year to take part in the project to encourage reading everywhere – in schools, libraries and bookstores.