Literature (46 publications)

Reading at Risk : A Survey of Literary Reading in America. Research Division Report no. 46

pdf of book
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : National Endowment for the Arts, 2004
47p.

This report presents the results from the literature segment of the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, conducted by the Census Bureau in 2002 at the NEA’s request. The survey asked more than 17,000 adults if during the previous 12 months they had read any novels, short stories, poetry or plays in their leisure time, that were not required for work or school. The report extrapolates and interprets data on literary reading and compares them with results from similar surveys carried out in 1982 and 1992.

Subjects:
Books and reading--United States--Sociological aspects
Literature--Appreciation--United States
Books and reading--United States--Statistics

Reading on the Rise : A New Chapter in American Literacy

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Publication:
Washington, D.C. : National Endowment for the Arts, 2009
12p.

Reading on the Rise documents a definitive increase in rates and numbers of American adults who read literature. This new growth reverses two decades of downward trends cited previously in NEA reports such as  Reading at Risk and To Read or Not To Read. Reading on the Rise is based on early results from the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts.

Subjects:
Books and reading--United States--Sociological aspects
Literature--Appreciation--United States
Arts surveys--United States

Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless me, Ultima : teacher's guide


Authors:
Tousignant, Catherine
Contributors:
Koss, Erika
Hernandez, Liz Edgar
National Endowment for the Arts
Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)
Arts Midwest (Organization : Minneapolis, Minn.)
Boeing Company
Publication:
Washington (D.C.), 2006
iv, 20 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.

“The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest … The Big Read for military communities is made possible by Boeing”–P. 4 of cover.

Subjects:
Anaya, Rudolfo A.--Bless me, Ultima--Study and teaching

Shakespeare in American communities : media tool kit


Contributors:
National Endowment for the Arts
Publication:
Washington (D.C.) : National Endowment for the Arts, 2003
1 portfolio ; 23 x 31 cm.

Consists of 14 loose sheets (28 x 22 cm.) between heavier dividing sheets (23 x 31 cm) in plastic envelope with label: National Endowment for the Arts presents Shakespeare in American communities.

Shakespeare in American communities


Contributors:
National Endowment for the Arts
Publication:
Washington (D.C.) : National Endowment for the Arts, 2005
28 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Subjects:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616----Study and teaching
Drama--Study and teaching

Sol, piedra y sombras : veinte cuentistas mexicanos : guía del maestro


Authors:
Kipen, David
Contributors:
Koss, Erika
Brady, Dan
Thomas-Hicks, Molly
National Endowment for the Arts
Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)
Arts Midwest (Organization : Minneapolis, Minn.)
Publication:
Washington (D.C.) : National Endowment for the Arts, 2007
iv, 20 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.

El proyecto The Big Read es una iniciativa del National Endowment for the Arts (el Fondo Nacional para las Artes de Estados Unidos) con la intención de revitalizar el papel de la lectura en el centro de la cultura estadounidense. El NEA presenta The Big Read en colaboración con el Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas y en cooperación con Arts Midwest.–P. 4 of cover.

Subjects:
Sol, piedra y sombras --Study and teaching
Short stories, Mexican--Study and teaching
Mexican fiction--20th century--Study and teaching

Sol, piedra y sombras: veinte cuentistas mexicanos : guía del lector


Authors:
Hernández, Jorge F
Contributors:
National Endowment for the Arts
Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)
Arts Midwest (Organization : Minneapolis, Minn.)
Publication:
Washington (D.C.) : National Endowment for the Arts, 2008
16 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Sol, piedra y sombras --Study and teaching
Short stories, Mexican--Study and teaching
Mexican fiction--20th century--Study and teaching

Sun, stone, and shadows : 20 great Mexican short stories : teacher's guide


Authors:
Kipen, David
Contributors:
Koss, Erika
Brady, Dan
Thomas-Hicks, Molly
National Endowment for the Arts
Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)
Arts Midwest (Organization : Minneapolis, Minn.)
Publication:
Washington (D.C.) : National Endowment for the Arts, 2008
iv, 20 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.

“The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest”–P. 4 of cover.

Subjects:
Sol, piedra y sombras --Study and teaching
Short stories, Mexican --Study and teaching
Mexican fiction--20th century--Study and teaching

Tobias Wolff’s Old school : teacher's guide


Authors:
Palma, Michael, 1945-
Contributors:
National Endowment for the Arts
Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)
Arts Midwest (Organization : Minneapolis, Minn.)
Publication:
Washington (D.C.) : National Endowment for the Arts, 2008
iv, 20 p. : ill., port. ; 28 cm.

“The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest”–P. 4 of cover.

Subjects:
Wolff, Tobias, 1945---Old school--Study and teaching

Ursula K. Le Guin’s A wizard of Earthsea : teacher's guide


Authors:
Dirda, Michael
Contributors:
Gioia, Dana
National Endowment for the Arts
Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)
Arts Midwest (Organization : Minneapolis, Minn.)
Publication:
Washington (D.C.) : National Endowment for the Arts, 2008
iv, 20 p. : ill., port. ; 28 cm.

“The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest”–P. 4 of cover.

Subjects:
Le Guin, Ursula K, 1929--Wizard of Earthsea--Study and teaching