My boy, Penn State Prof. Michael Bérubé, always says the right things.
One of my favorite projects! These kids are 5,894,283 times smarter than me.
Of Mice and Men turned 75 this past year and remains one of the most powerful statements John Steinbeck ever wrote about life, death, faith, fidelity, and that lambent, mercurial thing we’re “all the time talkin’ about”—The American Dream.
We’re proud today finally to offer the new Of Mice and Men: Teacher’s Deluxe Edition, which comes full with expanded materials, including classroom discussion questions and twelve exclusive videos of students thinking through the novel’s themes (one of which you can watch right here).
I found this little guy in the pumpkin patch at the Queens County Farm Museum. All those pumpkins gave me a great idea for a portrait. I thought it was a great idea. His mom thought it was a great idea. His dad thought it was a great idea. Only one person didn’t like the idea.
I understand this child’s anguish, as it is the same feeling I had when my friends left me wandering about the wrong pumpkin patch this weekend at the very same Queens County Farm Museum. Hang in there, little guy, your inability to properly function with the rest of the human race will only increase.
Es komte auch anders sein!
But…we just met.