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Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell. My grandmother
read it to me when I was a child, and I still hear
her voice when I reread it.—Gale Hetzel
Anything by Beverly Cleary. Especially the
Ramona series!—Lupita Mi Amor
Charlotte’s Web. I read it to my first-graders every
spring. So many lessons in those pages.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Classic,
with a dynamic plot.—Markie D. Mark
Love You Forever. Great children’s book, but wonderful for parents.—William and Connie Voigt
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Gone with the Wind.—Paula Holmes
The Grapes of Wrath.—Pat Brown
Where the Red Fern Grows.—Jimmy Ferguson
A Wrinkle in Time. Difficult to name one over a
lifetime of great reads!—Sheila Finegan-Woster
Little House on the Prairie.—Andrea Townsend
On October 23, PBS will air the final episode
of its Great American Read series, in which
America’s most-loved book, by vote, will be
announced. PBS determined its top 100
books by conducting a poll of more than
Here are some facts about PBS’s top 100
; They span five centuries, from Don Quixote
(1605) to Ghost (2016).
; Seventy of the novels were published after
World War II.
; Twelve of the novels have sold more 50
million copies each.
; The list includes nine Pulitzer Prize winners.
; Five are by Nobel Prize–winning authors.
Voting for The Great American Read is open
until October 18. Visit pbs.org/the-great-american-read.
What’s your all-time
The Connection asked members
to cast a vote for their favorite reads.