Milwaukee Area Hosts ‘The Big Read’
Program highlights Jack London’s ‘The Call of the Wild’
Reminiscent of a book club, â€śThe Big Readâ€ť 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 yearâ€™s book is The Call of the Wild, Jack Londonâ€™s 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 â€śThe Big Read.â€ť 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 Universityâ€™s 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.