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NEA Big Read Book Giveaway with Arizona Humanities

Date(s): Sunday, February 7, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Phoenix MST
Genre and Form(s): American Indian, Fiction, Indigenous, Novels
Cost: Free

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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About this Event

The NEA Big Read: Phoenix is a celebration of Indigenous literary arts and culture throughout the Valley, presenting over over 25 talks, workshops, performances, book clubs, art exhibits, and other virtual events inspired by The Round House by Louise Erdrich in February and March 2021. To help share the joy, we're giving away over 250 books for free.

To enter the book giveaway, all you need to do is complete a registration form for this event. 

To ensure equity and access, books will be given away at random through a lottery process, with priority for members of Indigenous communities. Please note: you must live within the state of Arizona or contiguous tribal lands to enter.

The book giveaway will close on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Phoenix MST. Selected individuals will be notified that week. Books will be available for pick-up in Glendale, Phoenix, and Tempe throughout the month of February. Shipping may be available for individuals outside of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, too.

This giveaway is presented in partnership with Arizona Humanities.

Don't worry! If you're not selected for the giveaway, you can always borrow a copy of The Round House in print, digital, or audio formats through the Phoenix Public Library or purchase your own through our friends at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore.

Looking for more events? Find a book club, learn all about The Round House with Joe Buenker on February 28, or view the full schedule for the NEA Big Read today at

You can also find additional library and community resources on The Round House through the ASU Library Guide at

About the Book

Riveting and suspenseful, Louise Erdrich’s The Round House is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fiction—at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture. Set on the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota during the late 1980s, The Round House tells the story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that forever transforms his family. Learn more about The Round House and find ways to get your copy of the book today at

About the Partner

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Arizona Humanities is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Our mission is to build a just and civil society by creating opportunities to explore our shared human experiences through discussion, learning and reflection.

About the NEA Big Read

This event is presented as part the NEA Big Read: Phoenix, celebrating Indigenous literary arts and culture in the Valley with over 25 talks, workshops, performances, book clubs, art exhibits other virtual events inspired by The Round House by Louise Erdrich. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The NEA Big Read: Phoenix is presented by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University with additional support from Arizona Humanities, Phoenix Public Library, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities Division at ASU. Find events, meet our partners, and start reading today at

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The Phoenix Indian Center is the oldest American Indian non-profit organization of its kind in the United States, providing workforce development, cultural enrichment, and other vital services to Indigenous communities throughout the Valley for over 70 years. To support their work, visit their website at, click the donate button, enter an amount, and enter "NEA Big Read" in the description. Please consider making a gift to the Phoenix Indian Center today.

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