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MCW Libraries supports MCW Common Read, a program providing a foundation for conversations around change, compassion, caring, and character. If you are interested in learning more about the program or have any questions, please contact the MCW Common Read Steering Committee at

2020 MCW Common Read

  1. An ebook version of Your Heart Is the Size of Your Fist : A Doctor Reflects on Ten Years at a Refugee Clinic is provided via Ebook Central. See the library catalog record to access the ebook or search fist in the Ebook Central search box. Ebook Central is set up with single sign-on so that you can use your credentials to access library resources off campus to access the ebook and your Ebook Central Bookshelf Account. It isn’t necessary to create an Ebook Central Bookshelf Account with a second set of credentials to remember. Sign into your Bookshelf Account to annotate, highlight, and create bookmarks.
  2. Ten print copies are available for checkout, and you can have the books for up to 4 weeks. See the library catalog record for the loan status of each copy. The books are located on the New Book Display near the entrance to the Todd Wehr Library. If all copies are checked out, we can help you reserve a copy of the book. If you haven’t checked out items from the MCW Libraries, it only takes a few minutes to set up your library account; just remember to bring your MCW, Children's Wisconsin, or Froedtert ID badge.

2019 Common Read

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