Wisconsin Reads The Round House by Louise Erdrich is an NEA Big Read taking place in Wisconsin communities this March and April and we are pleased to share that to support this effort, The Round House is an always-available ebook through Wisconsin's Digital Library through April 28th!
Louise Erdrich’s The Round House explores cultural differences and divisions we see within Wisconsin communities, as well as efforts to close those gaps. Capturing the story of a 13-year-old Chippewa boy, Joe Coutts, who witnesses the trauma of a sexual assault on his mother, the vision of Wisconsin Reads is to provide diverse audiences access to an important story of how sexual assault impacts a Native American family and its surrounding community.
There is also a collection of Round House read-alikes on Wisconsin's Digital Library site.
Please see http://wisconsinreads.org for further information about events around the state as well as the Wisconsin Reads The Round House Facebook page.
A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Minneapolis-based Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read is meant to broaden understanding of the world and our communities through the sharing of a good book. Additional funding has been provided by the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the Marshfield Community Foundation, the Friends of the Marshfield Public Library, the UW Colleges, and several departments and programs at the UW Colleges, including American Indian Studies, the UW Colleges Libraries, and the UW-Barron County Foundation.