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Candy Boyer

Tom Wolfe, Author and Satirist of America, Dies at 88 | Time - 4 views

  • American maverick who insisted that the only way to tell a great story was to go out and report it.
  • journalism could offer the kinds of literary pleasure found in books.
  • Wolfe scorned the reluctance of American writers to confront social issues and warned that self-absorption and master’s programs would kill the novel. “So the doors close and the walls go up!” he wrote in his 1989 literary manifesto, “Stalking the Billion-Footed Beast.” He was astonished that no author of his generation had written a sweeping, 19th century style novel about contemporary New York City, and ended up writing one himself, “The Bonfire of the Vanities.”
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  • “My contention is that status is on everybody’s mind all of the time, whether they’re conscious of it or not,”
  • “new journalism” combined the emotional impact of a novel, the analysis of the best essays, and the factual foundation of hard reporting. He mingled it all in an over-the-top style that made life itself seem like one spectacular headline.
  • pointed look at fund-raising for the Black Panther Party by Leonard Bernstein and other wealthy whites.
  • And no one more memorably captured the beauty-and-the-beast divide between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones: “The Beatles want to hold your hand,” he wrote, “but the Rolling Stones want to burn down your town!”
  • s a child, he did rewrites of the Authurian legends and penned biographies of his heroes.
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  • The Washington Post, where he won Washington Newspaper Guild awards in 1960 for his coverage of U.S.-Cuban affairs and a satiric account of that year’s Senate civil rights filibuster.
  • The next year, Wolfe was assigned to cover a “Hot Rod & Custom Car” show. He completed a story, the kind “any of the somnambulistic totem newspapers in America would have come up with.” But he knew there was a much richer, and longer story to tell, one about a thriving subculture that captured the post-World War II economic boom and the new freedom to “build monuments” to one’s own style. No newspaper could contain what Wolfe had in mind, so he turned to Esquire magazine, wrote up 49 pages and helped give birth to a new kind of reporter. “For the who-what-where-when-why of traditional journalism, he has substituted what he calls ‘the wowie!'” according to a 1965 Newsweek story.
  • “A Man in Full” turned Wolfe’s smirk to Atlanta society. His 2004 novel, “I Am Charlotte Simmons,” looked at life on a fictional elite college campus rife with drinking, status obsession and sex.
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    includes short VIDEO "Wolfe scorned the reluctance of American writers to confront social issues and warned that self-absorption and master's programs would kill the novel."
Debra Gottsleben

SlimeKids - School Library Media Kids - 15 views

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    School library media Kids, an innovative new site packed with games and book trailers, is designed to provide a fun, interactive learning experience to get students motivated to learn on their own! They can choose from exceptional literacy-related resources such as author and book review websites as well as superb educational tools including reference works and search engines.
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    check out this site! A good one to add to your libguide!
Martin Burrett

Online Storytime - 117 views

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    A great set of video of classic book titles, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Green Ham and Eggs. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Roland Gesthuizen

Online Music Creator - Aviary.com's Roc - 71 views

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    "Use Aviary's music creator to simulate dozens of musical instruments including piano, guitars and drums. Create music loops and patterns for use in Aviary's audio editor (Myna) or as ring tones."
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Amazon.com: Michael Morpurgo: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle - 11 views

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      Who is the author of War Horse?
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      Besides War Horse, name three other books written by Mr. Morpurgo.
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    Michael Morpurgo
Glenda Baker

Mac App Store - iBooks Author - 90 views

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    iBooks Author is an ipad app for creating interactive ebooks.
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    Make sure you upgrade to 10.7.2 first
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    iBooks Author is not an iPad app...it's a MAC app...
meldar

Authors Who Skype with Classes & Book Clubs (for free!) - 169 views

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    Excellent starting point for classrooms looking to use their technology during literacy blocks.
Kelly Boushell

Skype an Author - 3 views

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    The mission of the Skype an Author Network is to provide K-12 teachers and librarians with a way to connect authors, books, and young readers through virtual visits. Wouldn't it be great to invite authors into your classroom or library to video chat with students before, during, and/or after reading their books? We are growing a list of authors who want to make that connection with you via Skype. Visit our Skype Overview page to learn more about Skype.
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