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The Big Read

Coastal GA Reads: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

“No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home.” – L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Dorothy and her dog Toto find themselves in the strange land of Oz after a cyclone hits her Aunt and Uncle's house in Kansas. To return home, Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to find the famous Wizard of Oz who lives in the beautiful Emerald City. On her strange and sometimes frightening journey, she meets the Scarecrow, who is desperate to acquire some brains, the Tin Woodman who wants a heart and the cowardly Lion who wants to gain courage. When they finally get to see Oz - in all his different guises - he sets them a terrible task which must be fulfilled before he will grant them their wishes.

Since it first appeared in 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz remains one of the world’s most beloved and widely read books. Throughout more than a century of remarkable change, the popularity of L. Frank Baum’s classic tale has endured and grown, embraced by generation after generation of children and the young at heart.

The Big Read will take place February 2024 with a variety of events and programs to engage the community.

Big Read Schedule of Events (PDF)

Big Read Resource Guide

For more information or to learn how you can be a part of this valuable and fun community-building initiative, email us.

A great book combines enlightenment with enchantment. It awakens our imagination and enlarges our humanity. It can even offer harrowing insights that somehow console and comfort us. Whether you’re a regular reader already or making up for lost time, thank you for joining The Big Read.

“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” – L. Frank Baum

The program is presented once again by:

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities

The Marshes of Glynn County Library System

In partnership with:

Brunswick News

College of Coastal Georgia

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