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    • Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum interview

    • Jewish families - Fiction; Spirits –Fiction; Poland - Fiction
    • Lisa Rosenbaum discusses her book, “A Day of Small Beginnings.” She begins by discussing the book’s plot, which starts with the protagonist, Itzik who protects three small Jewish boys from a Polish peasant, only to result in the accidental death of...
    • Heather King interview

    • King, Heather, 1952-; Alcoholics - Biography
    • Heather King discusses her book, “Parched.” She begins by explaining that the book is the story of her life and how she struggled with alcoholism from an early age. She starts with her childhood and how she craved solitude and how she always felt...
    • Felicia Luna Lemus interview

    • Family secrets - Fiction; Gender identity - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction
    • Felicia Luna Lemus discusses her book, “Like Son.” She begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the story of Frankie, a gay woman who has undergone a sex change to become a man. Frankie’s story starts when her blind, estranged...
    • Russell Means interview, 1995 October

    • Means, Russell, 1939-; American Indian Movement; Oglala Indians - Biography; Indians of North America - Government relations - 1934-
    • Russell Means discusses his book, "Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means." The book is not only about his life, but the experience of the American Indian. His parents moved to San Francisco so he wouldn't have to...
    • Oscar Hijuelos interview, 2000

    • Cuban Americans - Fiction; Cuban American women - Fiction; Women cleaning personnel - Fiction; Cuban American families - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Oscar Hijuelos discusses his book, “Empress of the Splendid Season.” He says that when he writes, he starts out with an emotion. For this book, he wanted to look at the emotionality of classes. He describes the character, Lydia, a young woman...
    • Cheryl L. Keyes interview, 2004

    • Rap (Music) - History and criticism; Rap (Music) - Social aspects; Hip-hop; Hip-hop - Influence; Hip-hop - Social aspects; Hip-hop - United States
    • Cheryl L. Keyes discusses her book, “Rap Music and Street Consciousness.” She starts by describing the early history of rap and hip-hop music by explaining how it’s a combination of Caribbean beats with a traditional African call-and-response...
    • Bruce Goldsmith interview, 1989

    • Tattooing - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Concentration camps - West (U.S.) - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction
    • Bruce Goldsmith discusses his novel, “Blue Numbers.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young man who must compete with his siblings to run the family business. He talks about how his characters are Jewish and determined to chase...
    • Mary Higgins Clark interview, 1994 September

    • Detective and mystery stories, American
    • Mary Higgins Clark discusses her novel, “A Cry in the Night. “ She begins by explaining that her book is about a single mother who starts dating a wealthy and dangerous man. She talks about how she does research and gets ideas by going to legal...
    • James P. Reger interview, 2004 June

    • Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861 - Fiction; Virginia - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Fiction
    • James P. Reger discusses his novel, “Baptism at Bull Run.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the Civil War, and starts with a Confederate win at Fort Sumter. He talks about how his book is historical fiction, but is based exactly on...
    • Cheryl Henson interview, 1994

    • Henson, Jim; Puppeteers - United States - Biography
    • Cheryl Henson discusses the book, “Jim Henson: The Works: The Art, the Magic, the Imagination," authored by Christopher Finch. Cheryl Henson, daughter of Jim Henson, starts by saying that her father began working on commercials and that the Rowlf...
    • Leora Krygier interview, 2002

    • Israelis - United States - Fiction; Israelis - United States - Social conditions
    • Leora Krygier discusses her book, “First the Raven.” She begins by explaining the title of her book, how the Old Testament Bible character Noah sent out doves and ravens during the flood. She talks about the plot of the book and introduces her...
    • Joe Namath interview

    • Football
    • Joe Namath discusses his book, “Football for Young Players and Parents.” He begins by explaining that being a success in sports starts with having good coaches and good parents along with being a good listener. The book is geared towards children...
    • Cupcake Brown interview

    • San Francisco (Calif.) - Biography; San Diego (Calif.) - Biography; Inner cities - California - San Diego; African Americans - California - San Diego - Social conditions; African American families - California - San Diego; African Americans -...
    • Cupcake Brown discusses her book, “A Piece of Cake.” She begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of her life. Her story starts when she was eleven years old and her mother dies unexpectedly. She is then subjected to a series of abusive...
    • Tom Sullivan interview, 2004 January

    • Sullivan, Tom, 1947-; Blind - United States - Biography; Blind musicians - United States - Biography; Conduct of life; Self-actualization (Psychology)
    • Tom Sullivan discusses his autobiography, “Seeing Lessons.” He begins by explaining that he was born blind because of complications during childbirth at the hospital. He talks about being isolated as a child, and how he made his first friend. ...

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