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Community - The Giver 
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This podcast correlates with The Giver lesson on authority. It prompts students to think about their community and the positive and negative aspects. 


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The Prince of Frogtown
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Rick Bragg was interviewed about his book, The Prince of Frogtown. The interview was prepared, filmed, edited, and rendered by students from Brewbaker Tech High School and took place at the Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery, Alabama on April 18, 2009.


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Eve of the Penguin and Penguins and Antarctica
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Listen to this interview of Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce conducted at the 2009 Alabama Book Festival by students of Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School.


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Classic Inspiration in Hunger Games
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In this video interview by Suzanne Collins, she discusses how she found inspiration for the Hunger Games from classic literature. This video is great for discussing author's purpose, allusions, and the impact of classics in modern literature.

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Girl on Fire: Hunger Games Song Analysis
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This site contains a song inspired by the Hunger Games (scroll down to play song). The lyrics and a letter explaining the inspiration for the song are included on the site. This would be an excellent resource for teaching metaphor, allusion (to Romeo and Juliet), or author's purpose. Teachers could also use it to link lyrics from the song to scenes from the novel.

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Hunger Games: Author's Purpose
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In this interview segment, Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins discusses her reasons for writing the novel, including her belief that young people are in danger of being desensitized to violence.

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