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While recent GBR books have been nonfiction, this year’s selection uses a fictional story to explore the very real issues of race, immigration, science, faith and family.
UW-Madison’s common reading program is seeking submissions for the 2020-21 year. Once again, the theme is “contemporary issues” — topics such as technology, climate change, health care, or any other issue that’s spurring conversation.
Blum’s book pays tribute to Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, dubbed the “father of the pure food and drug act.”
Deborah Blum’s “The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” pays tribute to Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley and his work to ensure our food is safe.
Once again, the theme for Go Big Read is “contemporary issues” — topics such as technology, climate change, health care, or any other issue that’s spurring conversation. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.
“The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” tells the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.
A UW–Madison panel will discuss J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” at a Go Big Read Keynote Event at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall.
Desmond received his doctorate from UW–Madison in 2010. He is an affiliate of the UW's Institute for Research on Poverty.
Go Big Read is opening up nominations to any book that has a contemporary theme that will lend itself to discussion.
As a graduate student, Matthew Desmond spent countless hours in class at the Sewell Social Sciences Building. On Wednesday morning, he was at the front of the class, leading a discussion about his book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.”
MADISON – Free tickets are available to the public starting Wednesday, Oct. 5 for this year’s Go Big Read Event featuring author Matthew Desmond.
Go Big Read authors are such celebrities on the UW–Madison campus, their keynotes are becoming big-ticket events. To address such high demand, the event will use tickets this year.