Illinois Top 200 Voters Pick Wizard Of Oz As Top Book

Dorothy and Toto are from Kansas, and the Wizard is from Oz, but the Wonderful Wizard of Oz is Illinois’ best book of the past 200 years. The state’s bicentennial best-of voters last week picked the book which was written by L. Frank Baum in Chicago as the best book for Illinois’ 200th birthday. The rest of the top five best books include “The Jungle,” “Devil in the White City,” “Spoon River Anthology,” and “Native Son.”