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Author Stone, Dan.

Title An introduction to The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck [sound recording] : audio guide / written and produced by Dan Stone.

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


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Pacific Park Library Audiobook CD    813 Steinbeck,J STO    Available
Description 1 sound disc (38 min., 30 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Big read
Big read.
Note "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"--Insert.
Compact disc.
Contents Radio program -- 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 str]ucture of The Grapes of wrath -- Susan Shillinglaw on Steinbeck's love of music -- Lawson Inada on the diverse migrant 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 -- Thom Steinbeck on how his father made him a reader.
Performer Narrated by Dana Gioia ; readings by Ed Harris ; featuring Ray Bradbury, Lawson Fusao Inada, Jay Parini, Richard Rodriguez, Susan Shillinglaw, Kevin Starr, Thom Steinbeck, Susan Straight, and Rich Wartzman.
Summary Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a novel about a poor family of sharecroppers who are driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry during the Great Depression.
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.
Subject Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. Grapes of wrath.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Added Author Gioia, Dana. Narrator.
Harris, Ed, 1950- Narrator.
Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012- Speaker.
Inada, Lawson Fusao. Speaker.
Parini, Jay. Speaker.
Rodriguez, Richard. Speaker. 1944-
Shillinglaw, Susan. Speaker.
Starr, Kevin. Speaker.
Steinbeck, Thomas. Speaker.
Straight, Susan. Speaker.
Wartzman, Rick. Speaker.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. Grapes of wrath. Selections.
National Endowment for the Arts.
Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)
Arts Midwest (Organization : Minneapolis, Minn.)

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