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Go Big Read asks…What should we read next?

November 15, 2018

Read any good books lately?! Chancellor Rebecca Blank and a review committee of campus faculty, staff, students (and public librarians) are asking for your suggestions for the 2019-2020 Go Big Read program.

Again, as a theme for this next year, your suggestions–either fiction or nonfiction titles–should be those that examine contemporary issues.

Submit your recommendations by completing the online form by December 10, 2018.

The ideal book selection should meet and exceed the following qualities:

  • Be readable (relevant, engaging, and well-written)
  • Appeal to readers with diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to facilitate discussions from different points of view (it could even have a Wisconsin connection by its topic or author affiliation)
  • Be conducive to teaching and learning with opportunities for integration into a wide variety of academic programs
  • Lend itself to a mix of activities and programming

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