The Big Read

The drummers of the Hill School marching band after some raucous fanfare to kick off The Big Read.

This year the New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas is sponsoring this NEA project to "restore reading to the center of American culture". They've invited Connecticut children's book authors and illustrators like me to read their books on the opening weekend of the Festival on June 9-10. Yesterday they began giving out hundreds of copies of To Kill a Mockingbird on the New Haven Green.