How the Word is Passed, Go Big Read for 2022-23

August 25, 2022

A review committee of campus faculty, staff, and students has selected Clint Smith’s How the Word is Passed as the 2022-2023 shared book selection for the UW-Madison campus.

Learn more!

First-year students can obtain a free copy at the Chancellor’s Convocation. Students who will be reading the book in class will receive a coupon from their instructors to redeem for their copies at our campus libraries. Browse the list of participating courses. Please contact the Go Big Read program if an alternative, accessible edition is required.

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.

Save the date for an evening with the author!
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 (7:00 PM-)
Shannon Hall, Memorial Union