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VOTERS ARE CHOOSING THEIR FAVORITE ILLINOIS BOOKS…WITH “THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ” LEADING THE LIST IN THE LATEST ILLINOIS TOP 200 POLL.
 
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM SPOKESPERSON CHRIS WILLS SAYS WHILE THE WIZARD OF OZ IS SET IN KANSAS…IT WAS WRITTEN BY L. FRANK BAUM IN CHICAGO IN 1891. COMING IN AT NUMBER TWO IS UPTON SINCLAIR’S NOVEL “THE JUNGLE” ABOUT IMMIGRANTS WORKING IN CHICAGO’S MEATPACKING INDUSTRY.
 

 

 
OTHER TOP BOOKS INCLUDE “THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY” AND “SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY,” A COLLECTION OF SMALL POEMS ABOUT A SMALL ILLINOIS TOWN. VOTE IN THE NEXT CATEGORY: TOP ILLINOIS AUTHORS, AT: ILLINOIS TOP 200 DOT COM.

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