The award-winning author Luis Alberto Urrea, hailed by NPR as a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” will discuss his celebrated novel this month. The reading is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. UA Little Rock is joined by several community partners as it launches its Big Read celebration with the reading and book discussion. Urrea’s book, “Into the Beautiful North,” has been selected as the focus of the Big Read program. He delivers an “artfully crafted story of bridging borders between Mexico and the United States,” according to his publicist.