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Transcript: Born in Salinas, California in 1902 Stanford University but never graduated. He went to New York to become a free-lance writer , but failed and returned to California John Steinbeck social novels dealing with the economic problems of rural labour Books he has written Tortilla Flat “When one is poor, one thinks, ‘If I had money, I would share it with my friends.’ But let that money come, and charity flies away.” Of Mice and Men Important quote 'Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place. . . . With us it ain't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. We don't have to sit in no bar room blowin' in our jack jus' because we got no place else to go. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. But not us.' East Of Eden "It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world." "It tells the story of a boy becoming a man as he overcomes the jealousy of his brother and realizes self-worth. He also discovers that everyone posseses good and evil, including his mother who he has been lied to about all of his life. " Jasmine Rodriguez, Resident Scholar So Who and Why should you read his writing? John Steinbeck brings together the human heart and the land. Dr. Susan Shillinglaw EVERYONE should read John Steinbeck John Steinbeck Facts As a child, Steinbeck's favorite book was Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory Steinbeck claims Irish and German ancestry. Seventeen of Stenbeck's works were turned into Hollywood films, often multiple times. He married three times and had two children, both sons. Many of Steinbeck's novels feature themes of social protest Question time... YOU READY? (: Want to read him now? (: "This is a wonderful saga of one family over the course of many years. It is inspiring and uplifting, and deals with the human spirit. I recomemend this book to anyone and everyone." Great American Author He married three times and had two children, both sons. East Of Eden 1902 - 1968 Limor, Resident Scholar

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Transcript: Australian Religion Food Australians religion is mostly Christanity. Including Catholic, baptist and luthearn and a couple more. "the two major denominations Anglican and Catolic, Account for 42.4% of the Australian Population." Australia food lunch As you can tell American and Australia are very different. They have different Percents 0f religions and population. But also in the mean time they have comparisions like there school system is of course different and learn a couple different things. But over all there school days seem alike too. When you think about the holidays and events they celebrate you can tell America celebrates different sports and events. They both celebrate the same holidays for the post part. Also there clothing is different because thye live in a different part of earth. One of the biggest difference is the food. The food they eat vares from American because of there culture. sports is a good way to get exercise and be healthy, well lucky america has a lot of them. from tennis to hockey. All these sports have a big impact on our lives today. We watch them on our T.V, we play them, we get so excited and have partys cause of them. The sports in america are mainly. Football, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Tennis, Volleyball, golf, and many more. Some say boxing is a national sport but some say its not, but there still other sports out there. Australian clothing can be sorted into to main catagories beachwear and bush wear. If you live more near the beach or coastal, then the outfits are mostly bathing suits, sun hats, shorts tank tops and sandels, printed shirts, surf boards. But however in the bush, people tend to wear rugged cloths, felt hats, and boots. Most australian students are asked to wear sunhats, intense sun ray sunglasses and sun screen American and australian entertainment, Australian education, There are tones of types of music from classic blues and opera to rap. People listen to all types of music. Alot of people listen to country if there more from a southern state or there farmers or if thats just what they like. People also like pop, Pop music is everywhere like taylor swift and justin bieber. Pop tends to be one of the most popular music. People also like rap alot, rap can be inapropete but some people still like it if you like rap and pop a lot then R&B is like pop and rap mixed. Australains do almost the same thing you would do as American Middle Schoolers. Some surf, some play video games, play outside, do drama and plays, hang out with friends, go to the movies or bowling alley. They alot of things that the avergage American Middle schooler would do also. Australian music austalia foods are of course different then american foods. But they also use the "my plate" But the main part of the schools meals are things that are very popular in australila. For example Vegemite, weetbix, meat pies and sausge rolls, hamburger with 'the lot', hamburgers, Mac 'n' cheese. So this are the main meals with like the same sides as americans almost. America has alot of religions because people all over the world sometimes go to live in America. However over centuries so many different religions have come to American thats how we have some of our holidays today. You can turn your head and the person next you religion could be catholic or budusm. American and Australia middle school culture Australian clothing examples Australian Entertainment Religion Sports & american education american sports everyone has there own style so there are alot of american clothing. Mostly people are wearing skinny jeans, converse, tennis shoes, desighner shoes and clothes. I can only give examples of the cloths americans wear because there are alot of different options and evryones different. Australian clothing american clothing america has alot of entertainmet like for example we watch t.v, play outside, do a theater play, or drama show, play games,or video games. There are tones of stuff people do for there own entertainment but thats just most things people do I found a video on what its like to go to an ALL American School. Or an acadamy middle school Music Music has changed alot through the years and centuries. Even in other places like australia. Australilas cultural music has changed ALOT too. But here is an example of the traditional Australain music. Australian music is kinda similier to african music too. life in Australia middle schoo Australian sports Most typical American Middle schools eat like alot of popular meals for example. Burgers/cheeseburgers,pizza, tacos. soup, also things like chicken alfredo (etc.) . So mostly they have normall things you would eat at a resturant or for dinner. They also have healthy meals too like salads, fruit, apple sauce, green beans, Mac 'n cheese, (etc.) They have everthing thats on the "my plate" graph is what we all need and eat for lunch. American music clothes sports in Australia are important to the Australian culture. Soccer is the most

American Author Presentation

Transcript: -Graduated from NYU, has a MFA from Brooklyn College Pretty Little Liars (16 books, Most popular) -Born in West Chester, PA on April 11, 1978 Known as a "best-selling" author Pretty Little Liars. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2013, from Google Sites: The Lying Game (6 books) Pretty little liars book and TV series have won many awards (Teen Choice award, People's Choice award, etc About the Author Barnes and Noble. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2013, from Barnes and Noble: 40 total books written "Never trust a pretty girl, with an ugly secret." Sara and her sister, Alison (one of the main characters in PLL) began brainstorming ideas and soon after, the first book of the Pretty Little Liars came out Works Cited Popular Series Ideas "Sure, Alison was Alison, she was the shoulder to cry on, the only one you'd ever want calling up your crush to find out how he felt about you, and the final word on whether your new jeans made your butt look big. But the girls were afraid of her. Ali knew more them, then anyone else did, including the bad stuff they wanted to bury-just like a body. It was horrible to think that Ali might be dead, but...if she was at least their secrets were safe. And they were. For three years, anyways." After college strange things started happening to Sara as she started receiving unusual text messages from a so called "A" and not long after she almost got run over by her best friend in her SUV! (events take place in Pretty Little Liars Series) American Author -Graduated from Downingtown West High School in Downingtontown, PA in 1995 Interned at Elle Magazine Beginning Careers Writing/editing at Time inc She enjoys running, swimming, attempting to cook, playing the piano, knitting sweaters, and driving the back roads of suburban Philadelphia. Filed Documents at J.P. Morgan First ever book she wrote won 2nd prize at the State College Pennsylvania, library. Both series became famous TV series on ABC Family Early Life Sara Shepard Honors/Awards Sara Shepard. (2013). Retrieved April 10, 2013, from Harper Teen:

American Author Presentation

Transcript: Message in a Bottle The Notebook Message in a Bottle A Walk to Remember Dear John The Choice The Lucky One The Last Song Safe Haven Popular Novels "My wife, my family, my friends - they've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means." -He and his wife believe in the catholic faith -Writes romantic fiction novels -All of his books take place in North Carolina. He uses familiar names of friends and family for characters in his novels About the Author "I think that enduring, committed love between a married couple, along with raising children, is the most noble act anyone can aspire to. It is not written about very much." BrainyQuote. 2001. Internet. 10 April 2013. <>. Beliefs American Author "I feel my throat begin to close and my eyes well up with tears because I know it is time for you to go. The look you give me at that moment haunts me. I feel your sadness and my own loneliness, and the ache in my heart that had been silent for only a short time grows stronger as you release me. And then you spread your arms and step back into the fog because it is your place and not mine. I long to go with you, but your only response is to shake your head because we both know that is impossible." (25) Quotes -Born December 31, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska -Married to Cathy Sparks with five children, living in North Carolina -Graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988 and majored in Business Finance -Has 17 published novels, 8 have been adapted to films -Selected as "favorite author" in a poll by Entertainment Weekly readers Works Cited Nicholas Sparks Wikipedia. 7 April 2013. Internet. 10 April 2013. <>.

American Author Presentation

Transcript: Hemingway won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He was defeated many times at winning, but he tried again and again nonetheless. "You know what makes a good loser? Practice." -As quoted in Papa, A memoir The Sportsman American Author Interesting Fact: He is notorious for military writing. He joined a group of expatriate writers and lived in Paris with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein (among others). By 1928, the couple, with son Patrick, moved back to the US. Ernest and Pauline had another son named Gregory Hancock. The Hemingways found a home in Key West, Florida which to this day is known as the Hemingway House. (The House also houses Hemingway cats which have 6 fingers instead of 5. They are called Hemingway cats). Ernest's passion for deep sea fishing began when he first moved to Key West, Florida. His passion turned into a life long journey and adventure. Born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1899 1899-1961 Nobel Prize Writer In 1923, Hadley and Ernest welcomed their first son, John Hadley Nicanor Hemingway. The couple, with John (Jack) traveled to the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain. From this experience, Hemingway wrote his first novel, "The Sun Also Rises." The couple divorced shortly after the novel was produced, in part, to Hemingway's affair with a woman named, Pauline Pfeiffer, who was to become wife #2. He loved to hunt, fish, and always wanted his characters to portray him in a way. He wrote of strong men, soldiers, bullfighters, and many other manly men. His characters always showed strength, courage, and honesty. To me heaven would be a big bull ring with me holding two barrera seats and a trout stream outside that no one else was allowed to fish in and two lovely houses in the town; one where I would have my wife and children and be monogamous and love them truly and well and the other where I would have my nine beautiful mistresses on nine different floors. -Hemingway in a Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald Pauline Pfeiffer When the US entered WWII, Hemingway became a key correspondent. He was present at many of the war's key moments, including D-Day. During his time in WWII, he met another war correspondent, Mary Welsh, who was, once again, to become his next wife. The couple would marry and have a home in Ketchum. Writing He joined a volunteer Ambulance unit in the Italian Army after the US entered the war. During this time, he was on the front lines where he was wounded. The Italian Army decorated him heavily after his injury. Memorable Quote When he wasn't writing, Hemingway spent much of the 1930s chasing adventure: big-game hunting in Africa, bullfighting in Spain, deep-sea fishing in Florida. While reporting on the Spanish Civil War in 1937, Hemingway met a fellow war correspondent named Martha Gellhorn. Soon after Gellhorn and Hemingway met, Hemingway and Pfeiffer's marriage deteroriated, and Gellhorn and Hemingway were left to marry. They purchased a house in Havana, Cuba. Martha Gellhorn His Wives His characters portrayed his life. Wrote many amazing pieces of work from: "The Sun Also Rises" "Farewell to Arms" "Old Man and the Sea" "For Whom The Bell Tolls" During his time in Cuba and his adventures in Africa, Hemingway suffered many injuries and survived multiple plane crashes. His body soon began to betray him. After all of his adventures of deep sea fishing, bull fighting, big game hunting, war corresponding, and meeting the loves of his life, his body began to fight. He had deteriorating mental and physical health. On July 2, 1961, Hemingway committed suicide in his Ketchum home. As well as being a novelist, Ernest wrote for many different newspapers. He wrote for the Kansas City Star, which he left, when he went to fight in World War I. He always had a passion for writing, and it was a life long career. Ernest Hemingway left behind a legacy of prose and short direct writing. He wrote many novels and short stories that made his mark upon American writers and students a like. Hemingway is the Lady Gaga of his time, and was famous beyond his time. Ernest Hemingway Enjoyed Deep Sea Fishing Hadley Richardson #1 Wife After writing "The Old Man and the Sea," Hemingway finally won the Nobel Prize in 1954.

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