The Great American Read

Designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved and shaped us, THE GREAT AMERICAN READ encompasses an eight-part PBS series, community reading programs and special events, and a wide range of digital and social media initiatives. Featuring testimonials from notable figures from the entertainment, sports, news and literary worlds, the series culminates in the first-ever national vote to choose “America’s Best-Loved Book.”  

Recent The Great American Read Programming

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 8:00pm
Loved by generations of women worldwide, Little Women is a truly universal coming of age story.

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The Great American Read



Local support for The Great American Read is provided by: 

Cobblestone Capital Advisors 
Fidelis Care

National support for The Great American Read is provided by: 


Major production funding provided by Anne Ray Foundation, A Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropy. Engagement funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Anne Ray Foundation, A Margaret A Cargill Philanthropy.