An introduction to The Grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck : audio guide

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[Washington, D.C.] : National Endowment for the Arts, 2006.


General Note
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis.
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"The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, developed in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest"--Container insert.
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Bonus tracks: John Steinbeck describes his childhood to Eleanor Roosevelt -- Jay Parini on the self-education of John Steinbeck -- Ray Bradbury and Richard Rodriguez on the structure of The Grapes of wrath -- Susan Shillinglaw on Steinbeck's love of music -- Lawson Inada on the diverse immigrant experience in California -- Thom Steinbeck, Ed Harris, and Susan Shillinglaw on the power of Ma Joad -- Rick Wartzman on the negative reactions to The Grapes of wrath -- Ricky Ian Gordon sings the aria "Fried Dough" from his opera, The Grapes of wrath -- Thom Steinbeck on how his father made him a reader.
Narrated by Dana Gioia ; Ray Bradbury, Ricky Ian Gordon, Ed Harris, Lawson Fusao Inada, Jay Parini, Bill Ramsey, Richard Rodriguez, Susan Shillinglaw. Kevin Starr, Thom Steinbeck, Susan Straight, Rick Wartzman, contributors.
Includes interviews, commentaries and excerpts from the novel, providing first-hand accounts of why The Grapes of Wrath remains so compelling seven decades after its initial publication. Teacher's guide contains ten lessons, each with a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. Also includes capstone projects, suggested essay topics, handouts with more background information, and bibliographical references. Lessons dovetail with state language arts standards required for fiction. Reader's guide includes interviews, book lists, time lines, and historical information.