Transcendent Kingdom, Go Big READ, 2021-22

July 22, 2021

Chancellor Rebecca Blank and a review committee of campus faculty, staff and students have selected Yaa Gyasi’s novel Transcendent Kingdom as the 2021-2022 shared book selection for the UW-Madison campus.

The novel chronicles the protagonist’s quest, as a PhD candidate in neuroscience, to find hope and healing for her deeply grieving family through the practices of science and spirituality.

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

Go Big Read is UW-Madison’s common book program. Students, staff and community are invited to read the selected 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 selection during the forthcoming academic year.

Read the campus press release.
Additional information about author and book.
How to participate (access copies of the book).

Save the date for the keynote event (no tickets required)!
November 3, 2021 (7:00-8:30 PM CST)
Memorial Union Theater