NEA Big Read Massillon 2024

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The 2024 NEA Big Read Massillon book selection is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. For seventeen consecutive years, the Massillon Museum has been honored to be awarded the NEA Big Read grant. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

What is the NEA Big Read program?

The NEA Big Read is a community reading program focused on a single book. Massillon Museum and its amazing community partners create innovative and critical programs highlighting the book themes, exposing participants to new genres and ideas. The selected book is offered to the community for free so many can participate. Since 2008, Massillon Museum has proudly distributed more than 32,000 books to Massillon and its surrounding communities. 

Visit to learn more about the author and book selection, and to access discussion questions from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Book Pick-Up Locations

Free copies of Homegoing will be available at the Massillon Museum, Massillon Public Library, and partner organization sites beginning on the Kickoff date. This page will be updated as sites receive their copies in April 2024.


2024 NEA Big Read Massillon Programs


Saturday, April 6, 2024


2024 NEA Big Read Massillon Kickoff

Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646

Pick up your free copy of the 2024 NEA Big Read Massillon book selection, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi!

Additional information about the Kickoff and other NEA Big Read programs will be made available in March 2024.



Previous NEA Big Read Massillon Book Selections:


2023: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

2022: An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo

2021: Circe by Madeline Miller

2020: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

2019: Burning Bright by Ron Rash

2018: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin

2017: True Grit by Charles Portis

2016: In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

2015: Old School by Tobias Wolff

2014: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

2013: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2012: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

2011: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

2010: The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick

2009: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

2008: The Call of the Wild by Jack London

To learn more about the NEA Big Read, visit

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.


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