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    • Russell Banks interview, 1991 September

    • School bus accidents - Fiction; Community life - Fiction; New York (State) - Fiction
    • Connie and Russell’s discussion begins with a school bus accident. Using four different narrators, Russell describes how he created a small town morality play, which Connie describes, “in a funny way,” as a little bit Thornton Wilder and Robert...
    • Marc Allen interview

    • Success in business; Entrepreneurship; Management
    • Marc Allen discusses his book, Visionary, in which he explores how to start and maintain your own business. In the first section, Marc covers deciding "who you are and what you are doing," and focuses on partnerships, the need for a clearly defined...
    • Barack Obama interview, 1995 August

    • African Americans - Biography; Racially mixed people - United States - Biography; Racism - United States; United States - Race relations
    • Barack Obama discusses his book, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.” Obama shares his family’s background and its influence in his life. He tells of his mother’s emphasis of instilling a strong African and African American...
    • Trudi Alexy interview, 2003 July 29

    • Simon - Religion; Simon - Correspondence; Alexy, Trudi - Correspondence; Alexy, Trudi - Religion; Marranos - Latin America - Religious life; Marranos - Latin America - Social life and customs; Priests - Latin America; Jews - identity; Jews -...
    • Trudi Alexy discusses her book, “The Marrano Legacy.” She begins by discussing how the book chronicles the personal correspondence between two strangers from different countries who shared the experience of discovering in their adolescence that...
    • Gail Sheehy interview

    • Victims of terrorism - New Jersey - Middletown; Terrorism victims' families - New Jersey - Middletown; Middletown (N.J.) - Social conditions; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
    • Gail Sheehy discusses her book, “Middletown America.” She begins by describing how the town of Middletown, New Jersey coped after many members of their community were killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. She...
    • Jeanne White interview, 1992

    • White, Ryan - Health - Juvenile literature; White, Ryan; AIDS (Disease) - Patients - Indiana - Biography - Juvenile literature; AIDS (Disease) - Patients
    • Jeanne White discusses her son’s autobiography, “Ryan White: My Own Story.” She begins by explaining that her son was Ryan White, a young boy who was diagnosed with AIDS and became an activist during his life. She talks about how her son was born...
    • Lawrence H. Schiffman interview, 1985 April

    • Dead Sea scrolls; Qumran community
    • Lawrence H. Schiffman discusses his book, “Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls.“ He begins by explaining that two boys who found the first scrolls in 1947, and since then eleven caves have been found in Qumran. He talks about how the caves were used...
    • R.J. Smith interview

    • African Americans - California - Los Angeles - Intellectual life - 20th century; African American arts - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African American neighborhoods - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century;...
    • R.J. Smith discusses his book, “The Great Black Way.” He begins by discussing some of the historical figures that his book explores, such as, Chester Himes who fathered the black detective novel. He explains how in the 1940s when President Franklin...
    • Michael Levine interview, 2004

    • Self-actualization (Psychology); Self-help techniques; Noah's ark - Psychological aspects
    • Michael Levine discusses his book, “7 Life Lessons from Noah’s Ark.” He begins by describing that he chose the Biblical character Noah because he was well known and had a great amount of wisdom. Levine discusses the importance of strengthening...
    • Jill Watts interview, 2005 October 11

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; McDaniel, Hattie, 1895-1952
    • Jill Watts discusses her book, “Hattie McDaniel.” She begins by explaining that the book tells the story of Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Academy Award. Born the youngest daughter of freed slaves, Hattie McDaniel sang and...
    • Rosabeth Moss Kanter interview, 1995 October

    • Small business - United States - Management; Competition, International; Community development - United States
    • Rosabeth Moss Kanter discusses her book, “World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy.” Martinson recites the “3 C’s:” competence, concepts, and connections, which Kanter believes are important in order for the United States to join the...
    • D.J. Waldie interview

    • Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Biography; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Politics and government; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - History; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Social life and customs
    • D.J. Waldie discusses his book, “Where We Are Now: Notes From Los Angeles.” He begins by explaining how the book is a compilation of essays on the meaning of place in Los Angeles. He stresses the importance of building community within Los Angeles...
    • Edward Conlon interview, 2004 May

    • Conlon, Edward, 1965-; New York (N.Y.). Police Dept. - Biography; Police - New York (State) - New York - Biography
    • Edward Conlon discusses his autobiography, “Blue Blood.” He begins by explaining that he is a detective for the New York Police Force, and that he is a third generation policeman. He discusses several jobs he has had in law enforcement and how he...
    • Iris Chang interview, 1996

    • Qian, Xuesen, 1911-2009; Rocketry - China - Biography; Aeronautical engineers - China - Biography; Aeronautical engineers - United States - Biography; Astronautics - China - History; Anti-communist movements - United States - History
    • Iris Chang discusses her book, “Thread of the Silkworm.” She says that scientist Xuesen Qian came to the United States from China to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Boxer Rebellion Scholar. He then attended the...
    • Bruno Bettelheim interview, 1987

    • Child rearing; Parenting; Child psychology
    • Bruno Bettelheim discusses his book, “A Good Enough Parent.” He begins by explaining that the most important gift a parent can give his or her child is a sense of security and a positive sense of self. He talks about how parents can duplicate...
    • Art Linkletter interview, 1988 March

    • Older people - United States - Life skills guides
    • Art Linkletter discusses his book, “Old Age is Not For Sissies.” He begins by explaining that his book is a guide for how elderly people can get assistance without going to a nursing home. He talks about motivating older people to stay active and...
    • Henry Louis Gates interview, 2004 February

    • Social classes - United States; African Americans - Interviews; African Americans - Social conditions - 1975-
    • Henry Louis Gates discusses his book, “America Behind the Color Line.” Professor Gates explains how he traveled across the United States interviewing African Americans in an attempt to discover why and how black America split into what he...
    • Barbara Goldsmith interview, 2005

    • Curie, Marie, 1867-1934; Chemists - Poland - Biography; Women chemists - Poland - Biography
    • Barbara Goldsmith discusses her book, “Obsessive Genius.” She begins by explaining that her book is part of Norton’s Great Discoveries Series, and she wrote about the life of Marie Curie and her discovery of radioactivity. Goldsmith talks about...
    • Sue Miller interview, 1991

    • Autistic children - Family relationships - Fiction
    • Sue Miller discusses her novel, “Family Pictures.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a family with six children and how they interact with each other. She talks about how the children experience a radical change during the 1950s and...
    • Nina Revoyr interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - 20th century - Fiction; Murder - Fiction; Silent films - Fiction; Motion picture industry - History - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Japanese Americans - Fiction
    • Nina Revoyr discusses her book, “The Age of Dreaming.” She begins by sharing the plot of her novel, which follows the character Jun Nakayama. Jun was a silent film star during the early days of Hollywood. Yet by 1964 he is living in total...

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