Textbook Rebellion’ national tour coming to UW-Madison

Move over, Bucky.

Two mascots will be on the UW-Madison campus Thursday to call for lower textbook prices.

‘Mr. $200 Textbook’ and ‘Textbook Rebel’ are on a six-week, 40-campus tour to gather petition signatures and distribute information about making textbooks affordable. They represent a national coalition called Textbook Rebellion.

Students spend an average of $900 a year on textbooks, according to U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups.

The event, sponsored by WISPIRG (Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group), will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. on East Campus Mall next to the Vilas Communication Building.

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