Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s bestselling book ‘Americanah’ has been selected as one of 100 books that will be featured in The Great American Read, an eight-part television series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped the world.
The Great American Read is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). 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.
The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book.
The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.
The premiere of The Great American Read will be aired on May 22nd. See the full list of 100 books here.
Watch the trailer below.