The Great American Read

  • Hosted by Meredith Vieira

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The Great American Read is an eight-part series, hosted by Meredith Vieira, that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels.  It 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.  

Electronic List of America's 100 Best-loved Novels
Printable Checklist of America's 100 Best-loved Novels 

Vote for your favorite book!
Vote at pbs.org/greatamericanread and through hashtag voting via Facebook and Twitter using #GreatReadPBS. 

In Your Community
Join WKAR for a series of events and activities to explore and celebrate the power of reading!

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The Great American Read Returns!| PBS

Sep 11, 2018
The Great American Read buttons and books
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Tuesdays, Sep. 11-Oct. 23, 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The Great American Read explores the power and joy of reading through the lens of America's 100 best-loved novels as voted on by the public. 

bookshelf at library
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Whether it’s Asimov or Zusak, Tolstoy or Tolkein, Americans are voting for their all-time favorite book.  At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, WKAR-TV presents “The Great American Read.”  Tonight’s episode is the first in a series of seven highlighting 100 best-loved books selected in a national survey. 


Moonlight Film Festival: WKAR and The Great American Read - Now showing in WKAR Studios!
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FREE -- Wed. Aug. 22, 7:00pm in WKAR Studio A | The family viewing of the feature film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is back on! 

Red Cedar Writing Project
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WKAR participates in the Red Cedar Writing Project!

TGAR Boock Club Luncheon: books and buttons
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The Great American Read campaign is in full force this summer and the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences is participating!

TGAR Book Club Luncheon
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WKAR and the Capital Area District Library (CADL) explored and celebrated reading for The Great American Read!

The Great American Read
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FREE -- Saturday, June 9, 11am – 2pm at CADL Downtown | Reserve your seat for the first WKAR and The Great American Read event that explores and celebrates reading! 

This is the time of year when many of us pick out new books to read on summer vacation or visit the library with little ones home from school. In celebration of great books, WKAR invites you to take part in the Great American Read.


Kids Can Learn STEM Vocabulary Through Play!
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WKAR Family produces the fourth and final video within the new video series on STEM vocabulary development through reading. 

Kids Can Think and Talk Like Scientists by Reading!
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WKAR Family produces the third video within the new video series on STEM vocabulary development through reading. 

Reading books helps children connect new vocabulary words to real world experiences.
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WKAR Family produces the second video within the new video series on STEM vocabulary development through reading. 

Reading aloud with children is a great way to jump-start their literacy development
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WKAR Family produces new video series on STEM vocabulary development through reading.

The Great American Read | SPECIAL

May 16, 2018
School children visiting the farm that inspired Charlotte’s Web.
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Tue. May 22, 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The Great American Read explores the power of books and the joy of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels as voted on by the public.

The Great American Read: 100 Books. 1 Winner.
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Is your favorite book on The Great American Read list of America’s 100 best-loved novels?