The Great American Read

I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it!! The Great American Read finally premiered last night!! WOOHOO!! What is The Great American Read? It is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. Here’s the list of books. Did your favorite book(s) make the list?

This is an incredible opportunity to not only read more and discover new authors but to vote for your favorite novel(s). Out of the 100 books, there can only be one winner, which will be chosen by us the readers through voting. You are allowed to vote for your favorite book(s) once a day. By the way, out of the 100 books, I have only read 21 (saaaaaad), but I will definitely read some of the books on the list this summer. If you would like more information, or to participate/vote, visit PBS.org. The website has a ton fabulous resources. Also, check your local library and bookstores for additional resources and events.

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