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Remembering Bill Siegel

Bill Siegel was a great person. We at the Great Books Foundation are all in shock today. Bill worked with us for 23 years and brought joy and inspiration to us every day. Bill was great with teachers and kids. He was a passionate supporter of close reading and dynamicContinue reading

The Great American Read

As part of PBS’s The Great American Read program, Nancy Carr moderated a panel discussion of four books from the top 100 list on October 20 at the Chicago Cultural Center. Panelists included Donna Seaman, adult books editor at Booklist; Liesl Olson, director of Chicago Studies at the Newberry Library; and Julia Fine,Continue reading

Great American Read

Cast your vote today for America’s favorite novel! Visit, where you can see the 100 books that made the initial cut for PBS’s The Great American Read and support your choice. You’ll also find plenty of other interactive literary content, including author interviews, quizzes, and book recommendations. And ifContinue reading