Millburn High School English Department Invites Community to Join in "The Big Read"

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MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn High School English Department has announced its selection for Millburn’s Second Annual Big Read, the high school’s Community Reading Initiative. This summer’s reading selection for all students in the high school is Born to Run, A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, by Christopher McDougall.

The whole community (teachers, parents, grandparents, siblings and neighbors) are invited to join the students in reading and discussing Born to Run, a book that is expected to have wide appeal.

“Reading is most powerful when shared by different members of a community--people with varied opinions, interests and tastes. We encourage everyone to read the same text with us, and we will then provide opportunities to discuss it, share your thoughts, voice opinions and ask questions” said English Department Chair Jessica Siegel.

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“It all began with a simple question that no one could answer," said  Christopher McDougall, an often-injured runner. "How come my foot hurts?"  Looking for the answer to that question led McDougall, an award-winning journalist, on a journey that many will relate to and find fascinating.

The Millburn English Department is inviting the entire community to join them in a summer Big Read, whether you have a child, relative or friend in the high school or not.

While reading the book, all are urged to contribute to the department’s  blog at http://mhsbigread2013.blogspot.com. If you wish to contact the English department, email mhsbigread@millburn.org.

Mr. McDougall will be visiting the high school on Oct. 24. A charity 5K run is being planned for that evening to tie in with the theme.

The Millburn Educational Foundation provided start-up support for this project and encourages all to participate.

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