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The Big Read Dallas Kick Off: Win Special Editions of Fahrenheit 451

photo by Krista Nightengale
photo by Krista Nightengale

During the month of April, the Dallas Public Library, D Magazine, and D Academy have partnered up for something called The Big Read, a month-long program to get the entire city of Dallas to read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 together. This morning, a bunch of volunteers handed out free special edition copies of Fahrenheit 451 at DART stations to kick off the initiative. There are only 25,000 copies of this edition, which includes a D logo and a note to readers on the first page. 21,000 copies have already gone out to DISD students, and the remaining books are going to the people of Dallas.

This is where you, dear SideDishers, come in.

We’re giving away 24 copies of Fahrenheit 451 on SideDish. All you have to do is tell us what Fahrenheit 451 means to you in the comments below. Each winner will receive two copies of the book: one for you, and one for a person you run into during the day (not a relative or co-worker). It’s kind of like a pay-it-forward thing. We ask that you post a photo of you and your new friend (with the books) on Facebook or Instagram afterwards. I’ll choose 12 winners at 12 p.m. on Wednesday. You’ll have to come to D Magazine’s office to pick up your prize.

Visit for more information, and download our app because it’s cool. We have a ton of events going on this month, so check out the calendar, too.