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Great Books Foundation Names
Valentina Texera-Parissi New CEO

 

The Board of Directors of Chicago-based educational nonprofit organization the Great Books Foundation announced today that Valentina Texera-Parissi will succeed Joseph Coulson as Chief Executive Officer.

Great Resources for
The Great American Read

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Recently PBS published a list of “America’s 100 most-loved books.” We love books, we love lists, but most of all, we love promoting great discussions about Great Books!

Here are a dozen discussion guides for either books listed on PBS’s 100 most-loved or for outstanding books by the same authors (if you love Pride and Prejudice, we think you’ll love Emma as well, for example).

Great Books Connections

GBF/Studs Terkel Archive Partnership

Studs Terkel The Great Books Foundation is proud to be partnering with the Studs Terkel Radio Archive, the Chicago History Museum, and WFMT, to bring compelling audio to high school students across the country. GBF has developed an innovative high school curriculum based on interviews conducted by Studs Terkel with civil rights activists in the 1960s and 1970s.
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GBF/PBS Free Webinar

Cover of Penguin Classics Little Women by Louisa May Alcott On Thursday, May 24, the Great Books Foundation will co-present a free webinar, “Little Women for a New Generation,” with MASTERPIECE on PBS LearningMedia™ and WGBH Education. This interactive session on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel is designed for teachers of sixth grade and higher, and will be held at 6:00 p.m. CDT / 7:00 p.m. EDT. Registration is limited, so sign up today!
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