8-Part Series Premieres May 22 at 7 p.m.

Join Kansas City PBS, local libraries and other partners as we delve into a community-wide conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us.

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an 8-part television and online series that will engage our audiences with a list of 100 diverse books. Everyone is encouraged to read the books, vote from the list of 100, and share their personal connections to the titles.

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ premieres at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 on Kansas City PBS with a launch special, kicking off a summer of reading and voting. Then in the fall, seven new episodes of the series will air as the quest to find America’s most beloved book moves into high gear. Episodes from the series will feature appearances by celebrities, athletes, experts, authors, and everyday Americans advocating for their favorite book.

Vote for Kansas City's Best-Loved Book

As part of "The Great American Read," KCPT wants your vote in determining Kansas City's best-loved book. Explore the book list or write in your own title.