Pick up your free copy of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien at Tyler Free Library and at Foster Public Library starting November 1, 2018.
NEA Big Read Discussion Questions & Reader Resources
Big Read Book & Film discussions in November:
Sat. November 10 Book Discussion
1 pm at Tyler Free Library.
Tuesday, November 20, Book Discussion
6 pm, at Foster Public Library
Thursday, November 29, Vietnam Film & Panel Discussion
6 pm, at Foster Public Library. Participants will be asked to view the two selected films in advance of the meeting: Forrest Gump and Good Morning Vietnam. The discussion facilitator will show film segments from the two movies at the library.
Tuesday, January 8, Vietnam Film & Panel Discussion
6 pm, at Foster Public Library. Participants will be asked to view the two selected films in advance of the meeting: The Green Berets (1968, starring John ‘Wayne) and The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns (2017). The discussion facilitator will show film segments from the two movies at the library.
Saturday, Jan. 12, Book discussion
1 pm at Tyler Free Library
January 16, 2019 Author Tim O’Brien speaks at Ponaganset High School
Reserve your free tickets for the January 16 author visit at this website:
For younger readers–
The Things They Carried Companion Books
The Wall by Eve Bunting ISBN: 9780833595096
The Land I Lost by Quang Nhuong Huynh
Water Buffalo Days: Growing up in Vietnam by Quang Nhuong Huynh, Jean Tseng, Mou-Sien Tseng
The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai ISBN: 9780061962790 (Grades 4-8)
Grades 6 and up
All the Broken Pieces by Ann Burg Cracker (12 and up)
Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and Their Families by Deborah Grassman
Boots on the Ground: American’s War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge