Here is part two of the PBS Sizzlin’ Summer of Reading series, featuring content focused on reading, writing and notable authors. Encourage students to explore all summer long with these sizzlin' resources from PBS LearningMedia, the go-to destination for year-round learning.
Julia Alvarez | Video | 4-13+
Julia Alvarez, author of "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent" was the daughter of a political dissident from the Dominican Republic. When the family sought a new life in the U.S. it was more than just a change of address. Writing became the place for her to process a clash of cultures, generations and languages. Here she describes how her experiences informed her as a writer and person. As her mother says, "El papel lo aguanta todo." Paper holds everything.
Toni Morrison | Video | 6-13+
With this report on a stage production of an acclaimed novel, discover how a novel can take on a significantly different tone when it is turned into an opera in this glimpse into the operatic staging of Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved.
Tim O'Brien Recalls Vietnam | Lesson Plan | 6-13+
Marking the 20th anniversary of its publication, author Tim O'Brien reads an excerpt from "The Things They Carried," a novel about the experience of a group of soldiers in the Vietnam War.
Author Unlocks Diary of Anne Frank | Video | 6-13+
Discover the work of author Francine Prose in this interview with the writer about her new book, “Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife.”