Local Little Free Libraries and Book Bingo encourage exploration of America’s 100 best-loved novels
The Great American Read is both an eight-part series on PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading and an opportunity locally for readers to engage with the list of America’s 100 best-loved novels, as chosen in a national survey.
“The Great American Read” premiers May 22 at 7 p.m. and – after what is hopefully a summer of inspired reading – returns Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 - October 30. The series 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.
RMPBS is supporting the event across Colorado with sponsors including the University of Colorado Denver School of Education & Human Development, Junior League of Denver and Chalat Law.
Plan your hammock reading time and get involved in these community engagement activities:
Meredith Vieira is the host of the series, with notable figures from entertainment, sports, news, and literary worlds interviewed about their favorite book from the list, which includes authors from more than 10 countries and includes 26 books that have been banned or challenged, 19 stories with strong heroines, and eight Pulitzer Prize winners.
If a book you love is missing from the list, share it with #GreatReadWish.