Reading Together for a Better Starkville


The Summer 2009 Program: Ben Carson’s book Gifted Hands
Summer programs at Armstrong Middle School and the Boys and Girls Club

Earlie Fleming with Boys and Girls Club teacher
Starkville Reads member Earlie Fleming and Gloria Irving, director of the Boys and Girls Club, display Gifted Hands, the story of celebrated surgeon Ben Carson being read this summer by area youth.


The Celebration of Eudora Welty's Centennial:

Copies of The Shoe Bird, Eudora Welty's only children's book, have been made available for checkout by Starkville Reads at the Starkville Public Library, Armstrong Middle School, and Ward-Stewart.

Spring Welty Events 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Mississippi author Suzanne Marrs presented Eudora Welty: A Biography


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Nancy Hargrove led
a discussion of Welty's stories: A Worn Path, Livvie, and Why I Live at the P. O.




Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Noel Polk led a discussion of the following stories: “A Visit of Charity,” “A Curtain of Green,” and “Lily Daw and the Three Ladies.”

Note: Collected short stories by Eudora Welty and Suzanne Marrs's biography are available at the Starkville Public Library, the local schools, and local book stores as well as online.


MSU Football Coach Dan Mullen Is a Reader too!

Coach Mississippi State University football Coach Dan Mullen is a reader too! Here Starkville Reads president Harry Freeman presents him with the book The Maroon Bulldogs, but one of the coach's favorite books is To Kill a Mockingbird, -- Starkville Reads' first NEA Big Read grant book.




Photos of New SR Officers for 2009-2010, SOAR grant photo, and SR plans for 2009

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