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    • Lawrence Graham interview, 1980

    • Job hunting; College students - Employment; Students - Employment; Summer employment
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “Jobs In the Real World.” He begins by explaining that he is a job counselor at Princeton and wrote the book out of his own experience and from what other people have told him. He talks about the problems with...
    • Edward Humes interview, 2003 September 16

    • Public schools - United States - Case studies; Gretchen Whitney High School (Cerritos, Calif.)
    • Edward Humes discusses his book, “School of Dreams.” He begins by explaining that the book is an exploration of successful American schools. To write the book Edward Humes, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, spent a year at Gretchen Whitney High...
    • Jennifer Allen interview, 1990

    • California - Social life and customs - Fiction
    • Jennifer Allen discusses her book, “Better Get Your Angel On,” which consist of a series of short stories. Jennifer is the daughter of the famous football coach George Allen, who taught her resilience. Jennifer spent much time alone as she grew...
    • Mary MacCracken interview, 1987 November

    • Juvenile delinquency - United States - Case studies; Teachers - Training of - United States - Case studies; Urban schools - United States
    • Mary MacCracken discusses her book, “City Kid.” She begins by explaining that her book is about her story of how she went back to college when in her 40s. She discusses the problems with age differences between her and her peers. She describes...
    • Alan Lawrence Sitomer interview, 2005 March 07

    • Teenage boys - United States - Fiction; Hate crimes - United States - Fiction; African American teenagers - Fiction; Basketball stories; Violence - Fiction
    • Alan Sitomer discusses his book, “The Hoopster.” He begins by stressing the importance of getting teenagers to read. He shares that he is a high school teacher and he feels that the number one factor that keeps students from being at risk is if...
    • Lynn Peril interview, 2006 September 14

    • Women college students - United States - Attitudes; Women - United States - Identity; Women - Education (Higher) - United States; Women college students - United States - History - 20th century; Education, Higher - United States - History - 20th...
    • Lynn Peril discusses her book, “College Girls.” She talks about how she wanted to show the history of women at college and how they’ve changed over the years. She talks about how women explore new situations while being away from home for the...
    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Academic achievement - United States - Handbooks, manuals, etc.; College students - United States - Conduct of life - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “Conquering College Life.” He begins by explaining that he just graduated from Princeton and will be attending Harvard Law School. He describes the different types of roommates someone could have in college,...
    • Nikki Giovanni interview, 2003

    • African American women - Poetry
    • Nikki Giovanni discusses her book, “Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea.” Giovanni explains the meaning of the title and talks about the poems in her book. She discusses Mars and its unfamiliarity, a commitment to humanity and not revenge, Rosa Parks,...
    • Hal Ackerman interview, 2004

    • Motion picture authorship
    • Hal Ackerman discusses his book, “Write Screenplays that Sell: The Ackerman Way.” Ackerman says screenwriting takes a lot of time and effort and that stories come from the character’s desires. He talks about the accomplishments of some of his...
    • Paul D. White interview

    • School improvement programs - California; Problem youth - Education - California; Youth with social disabilities - Education - California; West Valley Leadership Academy (Canoga Park, Calif.)
    • Paul White discusses his book, “White’s Rules.” He begins by explaining that he is a teacher “of reject kids.” White runs the West Valley Leadership Academy, which is a public charter school in Canoga Park, California. The kids that are sent to...
    • Mary Gordon interview, 2005 February

    • Students, Foreign - Northern Ireland - Fiction; Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Americans - Northern Ireland - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Protest movements - Fiction; Northern Ireland - Fiction; Hunger strikes - Fiction
    • Mary Gordon discusses her book, “Pearl.” Martinson sets up the conversation by talking about a scene from the book in which a mother is notified that her daughter is on a hunger and water strike. Gordon then goes on to ask how does a mother...
    • Richard Rayner interview, 1995 November

    • Rayner, Richard, 1955–; Novelists, American – 20th century – Biography; College students – England – Cambridge – Biography; Criminals – England – Cambridge – Biography; Cambridge (England) – Social life and customs;
    • Connie begins the interview describing Rayner’s work, The Blue Suit, as seemingly fictional, or what one would think was fictional, but is in fact non-fiction. From this starting point, Richard and Connie discuss Richard’s life of crime, which...
    • Rona Jaffe interview, 1981 July 08

    • Role playing - Fiction; College students - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Mystery
    • Rona Jaffe discusses her novel, “Mazes and Monsters.” She begins by explaining that her book is about four college friends who bond over playing a medieval war game. She talks about the individual characteristics of the friends, and how the game...
    • Warren Bennis interview, 2002 August 19

    • Leadership; Executive ability; Executives - Biography
    • Warren Bennis discusses his book, “Geeks and Geezers.” He begins by discussing the terms “geeks” and “geezers” and why he chose the title of the book. He explains that geeks are thirty and under and geezers are seventy or older. In the book he...
    • Andrea Seigel interview, 2004 June

    • High school students - Fiction; Grandparent and child - Fiction; Foster parents - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Orphans - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction‬
    • Andrea begins the interview talking about her motivations in writing a book about a teenage girl with psychological problems that could not be subsumed under the usual troubles that teenage girls experience. Connie and Andrea spend the majority of...
    • Zandra Rhodes interview, 1995 December

    • Rhodes, Zandra, 1940-; Fashion designers - Great Britain - Biography; Textile designers - Great Britain - Biography; Women fashion designers - Great Britain - Biography; Women textile designers - Great Britain - Biography
    • Zandra Rhodes discusses her book, “The Art of Zandra Rhodes.” She begins by describing that she uses herself and her body as a canvas for her art. Her mother was a dress fitter and she got her love for designing at an early age. Rhodes studied...
    • Mary MacCracken interview, 1982

    • Juvenile delinquency - United States - Case studies; Teachers - Training of - United States - Case studies; Urban schools - United States
    • Mary MacCracken discusses her book, “City Kid.” She begins by explaining that her book is a case study of children in inner city public school systems. She talks about her experience teaching autistic and schizophrenic children, and that she...
    • Darryl Hickman interview, 2007

    • Actors - United States - Biography; Acting teachers - United States - Biography; Acting
    • Darryl Hickman discusses his book, “The Unconscious Actor: Out of Control, in Full Command: The Art of Performance in Acting and in Life.” Hickman talks about his time as a childhood actor and as a director of daytime drama. He says not to try to...
    • Shawn Shiflett interview, 2004 July

    • Mexico - Fiction
    • Shawn discusses his book about a couple attempting to fix their relationship by spending a quiet spring in Mexico; inevitably, however, the couple gets drawn into conflict involving American college students on spring break and racial and class...
    • 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...

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