Ocean County Library is lead partner for Toms River's NEA Big Read, and the host of several of its fantastic thematic programs and book discussions.
The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College will host a keynote discussion on the novel.
Ocean County College's English Department is supporting efforts to secure an author appearance for NEA Big Read 2018-2019.
The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce is rallying businesses and residents to participate in and support NEA Big Read. After all, #WeAreTR.
OCHD representatives will help integrate lessons on addiction and mental health into larger discussions based on the novel.
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation will co-host, with TRRS, a mini poetry festival for students centered on war poetry and featuring Warrior Poets.
Ocean County Tourism will assist with promotion for NEA Big Read and help align literacy goals with the mission and spirit of local veterans organizations.
The Jay & Linda Grunin Foundation’s commissioned Protectors of Freedom monument-- built by Toms River artist and NBA Hall of Fame official sculptor Brian Hanlon-- will serve as a site for student field trips and reflections.