The Great American Read

Designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved and shaped us, THE GREAT AMERICAN READ encompasses an eight-part PBS series, community reading programs and special events, and a wide range of digital and social media initiatives. Featuring testimonials from notable figures from the entertainment, sports, news and literary worlds, the series culminates in the first-ever national vote to choose “America’s Best-Loved Book.”  

Upcoming The Great American Read Programming

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:00am
How many books have you read from The Great American Read List?
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:00am
Join the Book ClubGet ready to read and discuss the novels, go to Facebook to join The Great American Read Book Club?
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:00am
What do you know about the books on the list? Click each book cover to learn something about each!  Connect here!
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 8:14am
Vote for your favorite novel from nation’s 100 most-loved novels in The Great American Read. Read, Vote, Share
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 6:00am
Use PBS LearningMedia to kick-off your summer reading. Collections include all grade level sections. Connect to segments for the Great American Read!

On-Demand The Great American Read Programming

Host Meredith Vieira takes you on a journey across the country to uncover the nation’s 100 most-loved novels, the people who love them and their authors. Watch on-demand if you missed the launch! 


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The Great American Read

Local support for The Great American Read is provided by: 

Cobblestone Capital Advisors 
Fidelis Care