Milwaukee Area Hosts ‘The Big Read’
Program highlights Jack London’s ‘The Call of the Wild’
Reminiscent of a book club, âThe Big Readâ aims to provide each community with a single book that people can read and discuss through events such as panels, forums and author readings. This yearâs book is The Call of the Wild, Jack Londonâs classic tale of survival that takes place during the wild Alaskan gold rush of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This story of a strong-willed dog named Buck is a perfect novel for people of all ages to discover (or rediscover) the pleasure and enlightenment of literature.
Milwaukee has already hosted a number of events throughout the month to celebrate âThe Big Read.â This week, both the Greendale and Bay View libraries answer the call. On March 29 at 4 p.m., the Greendale Public Library will hold a gathering for young adults to discuss this classic piece of literature in a conversation led by Ed Block from Marquette Universityâs English Department. Likewise, on March 31 at 6:30 p.m., the Bay View Library will provide a forum for bookworms to discuss The Call of the Wild.