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After more than 2 years of heavy reading, John Steinbeck is still my favorite author for all times. His The Grapes of Wrath (1939) was one of the books that made me who I am now: a certified voracious reader. The book craved me to read more modern classics. It shocked me to know the sad flight of the Oklahoma “Okies” farmers during the late 30’s. It is unthinkable now considering that the world, especially the Third World countries, looks up to American as the land of milk and honey. It was so s...more
Catherine Reef is the author of more than 35 nonfiction books for young people. Her books for Clarion include the highly acclaimed JOHN STEINBECK and SIGMUND FREUD, which was the recipient of the 2002 Sydney Taylor Award, presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries. She lives in College Park, Maryland.More about Catherine Reef...