What Books Would You Consider “Required Reading” for America?

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Earlier this month, the American Library Association posted its annual list of “most challenged” books — books receiving the most requests to be pulled from library shelves. As we reported, the top 10 included To Kill a Mockingbird, Brave New World and The Hunger Games.

We wondered what you would say if we turned the question around, asking what books you would make required reading for Americans — so we asked on BillMoyers.com and on our Facebook page.

Here’s a list of the top 15 books you named, many inspired by the ALA’s list. Feel free to keep making suggestions.

What books would you add to this list? Write your suggestions in the comments section below.

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