The “Big Read” for 2018-2019

The West Lafayette Public LIbrary is glad to partner with the English Department at Purdue as we present our second annual “Big Read,” a voluntary common read program designed to link Purdue and Greater Lafayette readers.

With the help of campus and community partners, each year we select a great book, create a calendar of engaging events, and provide copies to English majors, Purdue students, local high schools, public libraries, and more. 

The “Big Read” book for 2018-2019 is The Underground Railroad. Colson Whitehead will be the guest speaker for our 2019 Literary Awards Banquet.

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER  |  NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER  |  ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD WINNER  |  ZORA NEALE HURSTON/ RICHARD WRIGHT LEGACY FICTION AWARD

Visit the West Lafayette Public Library and check out a copy of “Underground Railroad”!