Thank you to everyone who filled out our 2023 Educator’s Poll! It was amazing to see your favorite books, genres, and Junior Great Books® stories you’ve read or taught this year. The results are in! Here are the top responses.

Favorite Book of 2023

  • This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
  • Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
  • White Bird by R. J. Palacio

Top Favorite Genres

We had a tie for first place in this category! The top favorite genres are:

  • Historical Fiction
  • Nonfiction Memoir

Our special mentions go to:

  • Science Fiction
  • Dystopian Fiction

Favorite Book or Story Taught

  • The Iliad by Homer
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Top Favorite Junior Great Books Story

Anthology Giveaway Winner

As promised, we randomly selected a poll respondent to win a FREE Great Books anthology of their choice, including our two-volume 75th Anniversary Set and our Big Ideas in Popular Culture Boxed Set!

The winner is:

Rebecca Glasmann
Monticello Academy

Congratulations, Rebecca! Be on the lookout for an email from your Partnership Manager about how to choose your free anthology!

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our Educator Poll. Stay tuned for more ways to get involved in our educator community and for future giveaways. Happy Holidays!