Wherever you can look, wherever theres a fight so hungry people can eat, Tom Joad, hero of The Grapes of Wrath, promised hed be there. Wherever theres a cop beatin up a guy, hed be there, too. Lately the ubiquitous Tom and the rest of the Joads are visiting Fullerton, where the city has adopted John Steinbecks novel about labor justice as the subject of its civic read-in with Fullertonians reading and talking history and literature. And singing, too. The librarys impressive Steinbeck-themed parallel events lineup brings Woody Guthrie, all-American Dust Bowl troubadour to town, in the form of singer/educator Ross Moore, whose one-Woody show includes storytelling and classic songs of the era for the whole familyhell, the whole city! This book is your book. This novel is my novel. This read is made for you and me.
Tue., Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m., 2010