Blogs tagged "america"

Traveling with John Steinbeck—and Charley!

Vista Mission Mountains, National Bison Range, Montana
“I saw in their eyes something I was to see over and over in every part of the nation—a burning desire to go, to move, to get under way, anyplace, away from any Here. They spoke quietly of how they wanted to go someday, to move about, free and unanchored, not toward something but away from something. I saw this look and heard this yearning everywhere in every state I visited. Nearly every American hungers to move.” —John Steinbeck, Travels with CharleyRead More »

On Discovering Pearl S. Buck for the Classroom

Print of Jewish schoolchildren in New York waving U.S. flags
"We are a people still young and we know that we have not yet come to the fullest of our powers."—Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize Banquet Speech, 1939.Read More »
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