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Give Grit, Get Grits!

Put off your holiday shopping this year? We’re here to help! If you donate $25 in a friend’s name, you’ll not only purchase four books for the community, but we’ll send chef Lisa Garza’s grits recipe to your friend by December 25, and in April, we’ll send a copy of the Big D Reads edition of True Grit to your…

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2014 After-Action Report

Curious to see what we were able to accomplish with Big D Reads 2014? Take a look at our Big Report 2014. More than 17,000 people attended the 40 events around Dallas. We had 3.4 million media impressions, and handed out 12,001 books to ninth graders in Dallas isd and 7,999 books to the community. Want to be a part…

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D Academy Fellow Becomes a Principal for a Day, Cont.

Each year, Dallas ISD opens its door to community members and invites them to be Principals for a Day. After signing up, people are assigned to schools, and for one day (or a few hours), the principals hand over the keys to their school. Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing experiences from D Academy fellows who participated in…

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D Academy Fellow Becomes a Principal for a Day, Cont.

Each year, Dallas ISD opens its door to community members and invites them to be Principals for a Day. After signing up, people are assigned to schools, and for one day (or a few hours), the principals hand over the keys to their school. Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing experiences from D Academy fellows who participated in…

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D Academy Fellow Becomes a Principal for a Day

Each year, Dallas ISD opens its door to community members and invites them to be Principals for a Day. After signing up, people are assigned to schools, and for one day (or a few hours), the principals hand over the keys to their school. Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing experiences from D Academy fellows who participated in…

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Beyond Captures A Month of Reading

During the month of April, we had more than 17,000 people attend our 43 events around the city. We handed out 12,004 books to ninth grade students at Dallas ISD. We handed out 8,000 copies to people at DART stations, movie screenings, and parks. SE Hinton joined us for a whirlwind weekend of talks and dinners. We had a great…

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Big D Reads Festival With Klyde Warren Park

WHO/WHAT: To further celebrate the joy of reading and to finish the program on a strong note, Big D Reads invites readers of all ages to Klyde Warren Park for a celebration of all forms of storytelling complete with crafts, opera and theater performances, and a movie screening. A discussion with The Outsiders’ author, S.E. Hinton, and movie producer, Gary…

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BuzzFeed Has Nothing on Us

I’m Chandler from Friends, I should live in Greenland, and I supposedly grew up in the Dark Ages. All of us at Big D Reads have had so much fun taking BuzzFeed’s very scientific quizzes that we decided we should do one to determine who we are in The Outsiders. Are you Ponyboy? Sodapop? Cherry? Or do you maybe have…

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Big D Reads App Is Here!

It’s here! The updated, better than ever app. You can read more about the book, watch our videos, see what events are coming up, and track how many pages you’ve read. Download it today and read with us on the go!

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Big D Reads Schedule of Events

This April, Big D Reads will unite the city of Dallas around reading and talking about one book, S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. The kickoff will take place on Monday, March 31 with book giveaways at DART stations throughout the city, with the official media location at Union Station DART (400 S. Houston St., Dallas, TX 75201), 7 a.m. to 8…

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