Please take advantage of the resources for teaching and engaging with the 2022-2023 Go Big Read selection, How the Word is Passed, provided below:

Author & Book Info

Book Discussion Toolkit – Resources on how to facilitate book discussions

Go Big Read Marketing Toolkit – Reusable images for the program

Discussion Questions for How the Word is Passed – Discussion questions curated to be used in book discussions

How the Word is Passed Themes – List of themes in books with page number index

How the Word is Passed Teaching Guide – Discussion questions by chapter, related readings/resources, and a sample activity developed by the UW-Madison Public History Project

Go Big Read Teaching Support Micro-Courses – Online, self-paced courses that support using and discussing diverse materials in your classroom

New York Times Book Review

NPR Interview

PBS Interview

Still have a question or need additional materials or resources? Feel free to reach out to the Go Big Read program at