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The Great American Read (PBS): Home

This guide is intended to provide information and resources about the PBS program The Great American Read #GreatReadPBS

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What is the Great American Read?

What is the Great American Read?

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ 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.

The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book.  

The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

Text from: http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/about/show/ 

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Is Your Favorite on the List?

Is your favorite on the list?

Vote for your favorites and read one you haven't  before to find a new favorite!

http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Books on the Top 100 Great American Read list

Books on the Great American Read Top 100 List @ your MGA Libraries & GIL Express

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Ann Williams
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