The Great American Read

The Great American Read

The Great American Read, hosted by Meredith Vieira, is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. The series will engage audiences with a list of 100 diverse books. Audiences are encouraged to read the books, vote from the list of 100, and share their personal connections to the titles.

The series premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 8/7c on PBS stations with a launch special, kicking off a summer of reading and voting. Then in the fall, seven new episodes of the series will air as the quest to find America’s most beloved book moves into high gear. Episodes from the series will feature appearances by celebrities, athletes, experts, authors, and everyday Americans advocating for their favorite book.

Browse the books using the genre links below.

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Beautiful Thank You! cards from the students of Hollywood Elementary! Partnering with local schools to bring new books to students is one of our greatest joys! 

 

Friday, September 21 at 7:00 PM

Book Launch and Signing with Elizabeth Schmuhl, author of Premonitions

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Saturday, September 22                    

Featuring author Leslie Helakoski!

 

 

 

 Storytime on the Bluff at 11:30 AM

 Storytime and activity at Forever Books at 1:00 PM

 Hear the story, Ready or Not, Woolbur Goes to School, read by   the author!

 

Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 PM

Book Talk and Signing with Scott G. Bruce, author of The Penguin Book of Hell

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 THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series on PBS 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.  There will be a nationwide vote to choose America's most beloved book. Find the 100 book selections here and read and place your vote by clicking on image to the left!