Charles Portis http://kmuw.org en The Big Read Celebrates Literacy, Wichita Heritage http://kmuw.org/post/big-read-celebrates-literacy-wichita-heritage <p>This is the 6th year Wichita is participating in <a href="http://www.bigreadwichita.org/">The Big Read</a>, a celebration of literacy where communities nationwide read the same book each October.<br><br>Wichita and 77 other cities will read True Grit by Charles Portis.<br><br>First published as a serial in the Saturday Evening Post, the story follows a young woman and her journey to seek retribution for her father's murder.<br><br>Director of Wichita Public Libraries Cynthia Berner Harris says many people know True Grit from its two movie iterations, but the book itself is great.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:00:52 +0000 Carla Eckels & Kate Clause 23729 at http://kmuw.org