I'll be here on Friday.

The Big Read is giving free copies of Fahrenheit 451 to all ninth and tenth grade students in the Dallas Independent School District. It’s part of The Big Read’s mission to have the entire city reading and discussing Ray Bradbury’s classic science fiction novel during the month of April. To celebrate the book distribution, Trinidad Garza Early College High School is hosting a kick-off event on Friday, March 15th. Dallas City Councilmember Delia Jasso will be speaking, along with Principal Janice Lombardi and D Academy member David Hopkins. Trinidad Garza’s step team will perform a specially prepared routine inspired by Fahrenheit 451.

The event will be held at 3 p.m. on the Mountain View College campus in the outdoor foyer between buildings S and W. It is open to the public.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.

Trinidad Garza Early College High School, located at Mountain View College, is a unique public school that offers students the opportunity to earn an associates degree during their high school years. “Trini” Garza places a high priority on rigorous academic study and is a true success story in the Dallas Independent School District.

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