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The Great American Read

Great American Read Voting

The Great American Read

100 books, 1 winner.

Help choose America's favorite book!

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Join WETA for a Live Twitter Event


Celebrate the PBS initiative The Great American Read by discussing America’s Most Loved Novel with other fans on social media: Tuesdays, September 11 – October 23, 2018 at 8pm.

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18th Library of Congress National Book Festival

2018 National Book Festival

Join WETA's promotion team as they greet guests with games, trivia and prizes at The Great American Read PBS booth at the 18th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 1, 2018.

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Local Events

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Discover our local events for discussions on The Great American Read and more!

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Grand Finale

The final episode will celebrate all 100 books and unveil the #1 best-loved book.
Other Worlds

WETA PassportOther Worlds

We explore how America’s favorite novels about other worlds reflect our own world.

What We Do For Love

WETA PassportWhat We Do For Love

We explore books that show what we do for love, in all its many forms.

Villains and Monsters

WETA PassportVillains and Monsters

We explore the lessons from novels featuring villains, monsters and evil forces.


WETA PassportHeroes

We highlight books that feature heroic characters and explore why we love them.

Who Am I?

WETA PassportWho Am I?

How do the books we love answer the question “Who am I?”

Fall Kick-off

WETA PassportFall Kick-off

The search for America’s best-loved novel hits high gear as votes roll in.