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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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This LearningMedia collection highlights books from The Great American Read television series that often finds their way into classrooms and onto summer reading lists. It also includes additional resources across PBS partners that contextualize the authors and the impact these books have had on readers and throughout history. Click here learn more!
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The Great American Read on PBS

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is a PBS television series and nationwide campaign that explores the joy of books and the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved books, chosen by the public. Designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved and shaped us, THE GREAT AMERICAN READ encompasses the 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.”


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FALL BROADCAST SCHEDULE

“Fall Kick Off” - Join host Meredith Vieira in the search for America’s best-loved novel. The voting is underway, and the competition is heating up – any book could win.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 8/7c

“Who Am I?” - Explore the ways that America’s best-loved novels answer the age-old question, “Who am I?” From life lessons to spiritual journeys, these books help us understand our own identities and find our place in the world.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 8/7c

“Heroes” - Follow the trials and tribulations of some of literature’s favorite heroes. From Katniss Everdeen to Don Quixote, examine how the everyday hero and the anti-hero find their inner strength, overcome challenges and rise to the occasion.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 8/7c

“Villains and Monsters” - Learn why literature’s most notorious villains began behaving badly. Many weren’t born evil, but became that way when faced with some of the same choices we make every day. See what these villains can teach us about our own dark impulses.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 8/7c

“What We Do For Love” - Fall in love with some of literature’s most beautiful romances and explore the many forms of love, from family to passion to the unrequited type. Learn how America’s best-loved novels reflect the things we do for love.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 8/7c

“Other Worlds” - Take a magical journey to another world through some of America’s best-loved novels. From Middle Earth to Lilliput, the trials and tribulations of these alternate universes help us to better understand our own world.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 8/7c

“Grand Finale” - America’s best-loved novel is revealed.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 8/7c


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