Big D Reads Kicks Off Today. Plus, Win a Free Book!

As you might have already seen on FrontBurner, we’re kicking off a month-long literacy initiative today. We’re all reading S.E. Hinton’s classic, The Outsiders. Here’s the official low-down:

Big D Reads, D Magazine’s literacy movement that celebrates “ah-ha” books, kicked off this morning. Since 6 am, we’ve handed out nearly 3,000 copies of The Outsiders. Our goal—make Dallas a city of readers—is lofty, but our methods—give 20,000 copies and create events around the book—are simple. We’ve got movie screenings planned, book discussions, and a visit from the author, S.E. Hinton (who wrote the book when she was just 16 years old). Look for us around town, handing out books.

We’ll have events throughout April, but for now, I’ll leave you with this: free books. I have ten copies of The Outsiders to give away. Email me at at liz.johnstone@dmagazine.com to claim yours. Happy reading.