The Great American Read is an eight-part documentary series on PBS that celebrates the power of reading. The series will examine 100 of America's best-loved novels, chosen through a national survey. The series kicks off with a two-hour episode on Tuesday May 22, at 8:00 pm and continues with one-hour episodes focused on different themes found in books on the list. The sixth and final episode, airing in October, will reveal the results of a nationwide vote to select America's best loved novel. The series will feature interviews with authors, celebrities, and regular people - book lovers of all stripes!
All 100 books on the list are available - either on our shelves or via MeL. You may also ask a librarian for help finding any of the books on the list - we're happy to do so!
Voting begins online at PBS.com and via social media (#GreatReadPBS) with the premier on May 22nd and continues throughout the summer. Starting in the fall, viewers will also be able to vote via text messaging and by calling a toll-free number (which will be announced later).
We hope you'll get involved in this national conversation about books and reading!
Follow the links below for additional information.
Get the List: America's 100 Most-Loved Books
Quiz: How Many of the 100 Have You Read?
Preview the Show: Watch the Trailer
Vote for the Most-Loved Book (starting 5/22): The Great American Read