Big Read 2021


In February and March of 2021, the Las Cruces community will come together to explore When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka for the Big Read.

This award-winning title shares the experiences of a Japanese American family incarcerated by the United States government following the attack on Pearl Harbor that precipitated the United States’ entry into World War II.  

The schedule for the Big Read is below. Use the links to explore topics, find information and attend virtual events. Programs are still being scheduled, links and more information will be added soon! Check back often for program information, resources and more.