At left, Harry Kiiru, a graduate student in African Cultural Studies speaks with Yaa Gyasi, author of the 2021-2022 Go Big Read novel “Transcendent Kingdom,” in Ingraham Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Nov. 4, 2021. Go Big Read (GBR), a common-reading program, is designed to engage students, faculty, staff and the community in a shared, academically focused reading experience. A campus and county health mandate requires people to wear face mask indoors – except while eating or drinking – as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues.(Photo by Althea Dotzour / UW-Madison)