Just Mercy, Go Big Read for 2015-16

April 16th, 2015

Read, reflect and discuss issues of inequality in the United States with the next Go Big Read.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank and a review committee of campus faculty, staff and students have selected Just Mercy by advocate for justice and lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, as the 2015-2016 common book selection for the UW-Madison campus.

Chancellor Blank invited the review committee to consider those nominated titles that examined issues of inequality in the United States.  Upon selection of this title, she says, “Bryan Stevenson’s book raises tough and important questions about inequalities in the criminal justice system. Now is a particularly good time to hold these conversations, as UW-Madison students, staff and faculty grapple with the ways in which these larger national issues affect our own community.”

For more information, visit the publisher’s site for the book. Find inspiration in the author’s TED Talk. And, do consult with campus and area public libraries for available copies.

Go Big Read is UW-Madison’s common book program where students, staff and the community are invited to read the same book then participate in a variety of related programs in-and-out of the classroom. Go Big Read will welcome your participation with this new title during the forthcoming academic year.

UW-Madison instructors interested in using the book can request review copies by contacting the Go Big Read office.

Read the press release.