On February 6, 1937, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men was published, a book that he also made into a play. I vividly remember seeing a production of the play at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis as a school trip. It was a fantastic experience, which is why I’m glad UWW also provides productions for school groups.
Steinbeck wrote other works, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath. That novel became a classic film that won a couple of Academy Awards (although Henry Fonda did not win the Best Actor Oscar).
If you’ve never read these works, I highly recommend them (but not as lighthearted reading). Andersen Library has both titles:
- Of Mice and Men (print: 3rd-floor Main Collection, PS3537.T3234 O2 1993; video: 2nd-floor Feature Film DVDs, alphabetical by title; sound recording of an opera based on the tale: 2nd-floor Browsing Academic CDs, M1500.F67 O36 2003), and
- The Grapes of Wrath (print: 2nd-floor Great Minds Collection, PS3537.T3234 G8 2006; video: 2nd-floor Feature Film DVDs, alphabetical by title)
The Literary Reference Center database can reveal more about Steinbeck and his works.
Please ask a librarian if you’d appreciate assistance with finding additional materials.