Welcome to
Great Lakes, Great Read!

Great Lakes, Great Read is a “one book, one community” program designed to inspire passion and connection to the Great Lakes Watershed through reading. There is a need for greater education about the Great Lakes as an important natural resource. While approximately 34 million people in the U.S. and Canada live in the Great Lakes Watershed, recent surveys show a lack of understanding of the threats facing this greatest freshwater resource in the world. Greater education – greater environmental literacy – is critical to cultivating stewardship of the Great Lakes and of water resources more broadly.


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2024 / 2025 Book Selections

The Great Lakes, Great Read book selections will take you on tales of water, wonder, and more. Learn about the authors and dive into discussion questions.

Host your own Great Lakes, Great Read

This toolkit will guide you in connecting your community to the water, words, and wonder necessary to complete this project.

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