In June, 50 public, academic and community college libraries will be selected to host the reading and discussion series and receive support materials from NEH and ALA. The program grant includes:
- A $2,500 grant from NEH.
- Twenty-five sets of three titles: including March by Geraldine Brooks (Penguin, 2006), Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson (Oxford University Press, 2002) and a forthcoming Civil War anthology.
- Promotional materials to support local audience recruitment.
- Training for the library project director at a national workshop.
Just in time to commemorate the Civil War sesquicentennial, Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War follows the popular Let's Talk About It model, which engages participants in discussion of a set of common texts selected by a nationally known scholar for their relevance to a larger, overarching theme.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from NEH to the ALA Public Programs Office. More information including project guidelines and the online application are available at www.ala.org/civilwarprograms. With questions, please contact the ALA Public Programs Office at email@example.com or (800)545-2433 x5045.