Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Go Big Read, Get Your Copy!

"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.

Your options for obtaining a copy of this year’s title, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks include the following:

Library Copies:

Campus Libraries and Madison Public Library have ordered additional copies for check-out.

Student Copies:

First Year Students who wish to participate can get a free copy. Copies will be available following the Chancellor's Convocation on September 1st at the Kohl Center. Any First Year Student not attending the Convocation can pick up a copy at the office for the Center for the First Year Experience.

Students enrolled in courses that are using the book will get free copies. Students in these courses will receive a coupon that can be redeemed for a free copy of the book at participating libraries (see back of coupon--Chemistry, College, Ebling, Memorial, Steenbock and Wendt libraries).

University Community Copies:

Campus and community bookstores offer the title for purchase (many at a discounted rate).

Other formats/accessible copies:

Should you need an alternative format for the book, do note that there are options via ITunes Audiobook, RFB&D and Amazon Kindle. Special requests for accessible editions can be made by contacting the Go Big Read program (email:

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