Go Big Read Parkland Discussion


A learning event for adults held via Zoom. Registration required.

Join us for a discussion of the 2020-2021 UW-Madison Go Big Read selection, Parkland: Birth of a Movement by Dave Cullen.

About the book: Published one year after the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of Columbine offers an intimate, deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and feckless Congressional leaders--inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement. As ​a celebration of the passion exhibited by these astonishing students​, who channeled their anger into a movement, this book explores hope after tragedy and is an inspiring call to action.

Need a copy of the book? Place a hold on the book.

We'll use Zoom for the online discussion. You'll be emailed a link to the Zoom event after registration. At the event, attendees will be randomly divided into small groups so everyone will have a chance to participate. Small group discussions will be facilitated by UW-Madison iSchool graduate students and/or library staff.

The discussions are held on the following dates:

This program is a partnership between Madison Public Library and the following libraries:

  • Baraboo Public Library
  • Belleville Public Library
  • Columbus Public Library
  • Jane Morgan Memorial Library
  • Middleton Public Library
  • Oregon Public Library
  • Stoughton Public Library
  • Verona Public Library
Parkland Go Big Read