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Crystal Falls library participating in Big Read

CRYSTAL FALLS — Peter White Public Library in Marquette is hosting the Big Read program this year, with 70 libraries participating.

The selected Big Read book this year is “An American Sunrise,” by Joy Harjo. This book is a collection of poetry written by the Poet Laureate of the United States.

The poems are a journey of reconnecting with ancestors and coming to terms with the removal history of the native people from their homelands.

A requirement of the Big Read program is that each participating library gives out copies of the book to patrons to read; then patrons gather once to discuss the book. The Crystal Falls District Community Library has copies of the book.

Those who would like to read the book and be involved in the discussion can contact Library Director Evelyn Gathu by phone at 906-875-3344 or by email egathu@uproc.lib.mi.us.

In November, Joy Harjo will speak to the participating U.P. Big Read library groups during a program online on Zoom.

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