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Help choose America’s favorite novel!

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels. It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

The PBS series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. The series resumes Sept. 11 with five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to the books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book. You can VOTE NOW for your favorite book on the list.

Start reading! Download a PDF list of the 100 books here:  Icon TGAR Book Checklist (519.5 KB)

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