Indian River State College (IRSC) has been awarded a grant from the Florida Humanities Council to host programs around The Great American Read, an eight-part Public Broadcast Service (PBS) television series that celebrates the joy of reading and the books Americans love. PBS conducted a national survey to discover America’s 100 best-loved books. This list of books forms the basis for the program. The Great American Read Debate will feature IRSC professors making the case for their favorite books on the list. This event is free and open to the public.