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Big D Reads: The Outsiders & SE Hinton!

Big D Reads is only a few weeks away and we’re excited to announce a social media contest to get you ready for The Outsiders! Post pics of you and your friends reading The Outsiders in your favorite spots all over town, tagging the pictures with ‪#‎ponyboywashere‬ on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. We will pick a winner every week starting now through…

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North Texas Giving Day Is Happening Right Now

  We are so excited for April 2014. We’ve got big plans for how we’re going to get the entire city of Dallas to read one book, The Outsiders, together. Our goal is to give every single ninth grader in DISD a copy of the book, for free. Then, we want to hand out thousands of books to park goers,…

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Growing up with Science Fiction

Last night, Wordspace hosted a discussion at the Half Price Books on Northwest Highway. This event was in conjunction with the Big Read and Wordspace’s OffWorld science fiction readers’ club. The theme revolved around “growing up with science fiction.” Charles Dee Mitchell moderated the panel with Jerome Weeks (KERA radio producer and friend of books), Ken Ruffin (president of the…

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Discussing Censorship

Meet Kendell Long, at 15-year-old 10th grader at the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy. We met Long during a tour of his school. We told him about The Big Read, and asked if he’d like to blog for us. He not only said yes, but set up a schedule, and got to work immediately. Long does it all—he’s the president…

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What Happens When Students Are Told Their Books Were Burned

Meet Kendell Long, at 15-year-old 10th grader at the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy. We met Long during a tour of his school. We told him about The Big Read, and asked if he’d like to blog for us. He not only said yes, but set up a schedule, and got to work immediately. Long does it all—he’s the president…

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Reader for Life

Today, we distributed copies of Fahrenheit 451 to the ninth and tenth graders at Trinidad Garza Early College High School. It was a great event. Mountain View College President Felix Zamora gave a few opening remarks, as well as Trini Garza principal Dr. Janice Lombardi. Dallas City Council member Delia Jasso was our keynote speaker. Best of all, the school’s…

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Trinidad Garza to host book distribution event this Friday

To celebrate The Big Read book distribution, Trinidad Garza Early College High School is hosting a kick-off event on Friday, March 15th. Dallas City Councilmember Delia Jasso will be speaking, along with Principal Janice Lombardi and D Academy member David Hopkins. Trinidad Garza’s step team will perform a specially prepared routine inspired by Fahrenheit 451. The event will be held…

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DISD Schools Plan for The Big Read

  One of the most exciting aspects of The Big Read Dallas is our work with ninth and tenth graders at Dallas ISD. We’re excited to provide each of the students a copy of the book. While we’re excited about it, we weren’t sure if the kids would be. So we started meeting with principals, teachers, and librarians at all…

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College-Bound? Education Is Freedom Offers Free Financial Aid Advice On February 16

News of a free federal financial aid seminar just landed in my inbox via Dallas nonprofit Education Is Freedom. Since I spent this morning at Seagoville High School, I’ve got this sort of thing on the brain. If you know a college-age student (or the parents of one) who could use assistance filling out all those confusing financial forms, such…

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