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The Great American Read

Help Choose America’s Favorite Book!

Join Maryland Public Television and PBS as we celebrate the joy of reading through 100 cherished novels chosen by the public. During the television and online series, viewers are encouraged to read novels from THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, share their experiences, and cast a vote for their favorite.

Watch the Series Launch:   > View Online

Voting is Open!:  > Cast Your Vote

Broadcast Dates: Tuesdays, September 11 – October 16, at 8:00 p.m. ET
Finale: Tuesday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET

The Great American Read Novels

Increase learning, literacy skills and engagement around some of the classics! A wide variety of novels that are featured in The Great American Read have found their way into classrooms and summer reading lists, and are woven into school instruction. To extend educational opportunities around these distinguished novels, PBS LearningMedia curated a collection of resources, lessons and activities.


> Access Collection on PBS LearningMedia

Click on a book cover below to access educational activities about the book and/or its author.

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