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'To Kill a Mockingbird' voted America's favorite novel in PBS poll

Posted at 2:17 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 17:17:35-04

Readers nationwide say a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice is America's best-loved novel.

Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" emerged as No. 1 in PBS' "The Great American Read" survey.

The results were announced on Tuesday's finale of "The Great American Read" TV series. More than 4 million votes were cast in the six-month-long contest that put 100 titles to the test.

Books that were published as part of a series were counted as a single entry.

The other top-five finishers in order of votes were the "Outlander" series; the "Harry Potter" books; "Pride & Prejudice" and "The Lord of the Rings" series.

Here is the complete list:
1."To Kill a Mockingbird."
2."Outlander" (series).
3."Harry Potter" (series).
4."Pride and Prejudice."
5."The Lord of the Rings" (series).
6."Gone with the Wind."
7."Charlotte's Web."
8."Little Women."
9."The Chronicles of Narnia" (series).
10."Jane Eyre."
11."Anne of Green Gables."
12."The Grapes of Wrath."
13."A Tree Grows in Brooklyn."
14."The Book Thief."
15."The Great Gatsby."
16."The Help."
17."The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."
19."And Then There Were None."
20."Atlas Shrugged."