2017-2018 Go Big Read: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
Hillbilly Elegy is a personal reflection on upward mobility in America seen through the lens of a white, working-class family in the Midwest. The memoir traces both Vance’s family history and his own development from the hills of Jackson, KY to the Rustbelt town of Middletown, OH.
Read Chancellor Blank’s Press Release about the book: Go Big Read selects “Hillbilly Elegy” for 2017-18
Panel of UW-Madison Experts – Keynote Address
October 9, 2017 — 7:00 P.M.
Memorial Union Theater – Shannon Hall
Video of Keynote Event
(Must have NetID to access)
Go Big Read 2017-2018 Hillbilly Elegy Themes (developed by Go Big Read program)
Go Big Read 2017-2018 Guide to Teaching a Memoir (developed by Go Big Read program)
Hillbilly Elegy Reading Guide (developed by Go Big Read program)
Teacher’s Guide (developed by HarperCollins)