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THE GREAT AMERICAN READ | Shaquille O’Neal on Alex Cross | PBS

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Shaquille O’Neal, Director of the Schomburg Center Kevin Young and author James Patterson discuss the novel series “Alex Cross” and what labels the main character as a hero.

Alex Cross is a crime, mystery, and thriller novel series written by James Patterson. The series focuses on Metropolitan Police Department detective and father Alex Cross as he faces threats to his family and the city of Washington, D.C.. Supporting characters include two of Cross's children, Damon, and Janelle, as well as his grandmother Nana Mama.

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new eight-part television competition and nationwide campaign, explores the power of books and the joy of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels, as voted on by the public.

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