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The Great American Read

The American competitive spirit took a literary turn with the premiere of PBS’s The Great American Read on Tuesday, May 22nd. Aren’t we always hungering to know the best of the best?

In a time when the country is more divided than ever, PBS wants the public to join together as one and vote on their favorite book. The build-up is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have left an indelible mark. You can learn how to vote via website or social media hashtag by heading to the PBS website, and find covers, descriptions, best quotes, author info, and more here

Is it really possible to award one title the official America’s Favorite Book crown? An elite panel combined with preliminary polls narrowed it down to 100 books to choose from, and The Great American Read will spend the next few months compiling votes (scroll down or click through to see the full list). PBS will announce the winner in the fall when the series finale of The Great American Read airs October 23rd ... continued