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The Great American Read

The Great American Read

What is America’s best-loved novel? Join the conversation on May 22. 

Designed to spark a national conversation about reading, literacy, and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us, The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series and nationwide competition that explores the joy of books and the power of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved books.

The nationwide project culminates in the first-ever national vote to choose “America’s Best-Loved Book.”

Throughout the summer there will be:

  • Facebook discussion groups
  • Summer reading competitions for everyone
  • Online activities and games
  • Book and author information on “America’s Virtual Bookshelf”
  • Voting for America’s Best-Loved Book Visit the WPSU website to download the list of 100 books, choose your summer reading list and vote for your choice of America’s Best Loved Book.

 More information on pbs.org/greatamericanread