March Book Madness

Everyone has heard of March Madness as it relates to basketball, but here at Cleveland Public Library we’ve gone mad for books. Last spring we hosted the first March Book Madness. We selected the 64 greatest books ever written and categorized them into multiple genres, including classics, young adults and titles written by African-Americans. The online voting program was designed to make local residents aware of reading options beyond what they would typically read. When the program ended, the people had spoken, and it was Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee that emerged as the top favorite.