When it became apparent that Madison Public Library’s Friends groups would have to cancel their annual Book Club Café spring fundraiser, some of the groups came together to support UW-Madison’s Go Big Read program in its place. 

Monroe Street Library League, Friends of Meadowridge Library, Friends of Pinney Library, Friends of Sequoya Library, and Friends of Goodman South Madison Library each gave $300 to Madison Public Library to purchase copies of Yaa Gyasi’s Transcendent Kingdom, this year’s book selection. These dollars will also support book club kits that may be checked out beginning this fall at the libraries. 

Madison Public Library works to extend UW-Madison’s popular Go Big Read program into the community. Gyasi’s novel explores issues of race, immigration, science, faith and family.

Transcendent Kingdom is available for checkout in print, large print, book on CD and Playaway formats, as well as downloadable in eBook and audiobook formats on OverDrive.