Pulitzer Book Club Inclusion Guide

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INCLUSION MILESTONES

1971

• Charley Pride wins County Music Entertainer of the Year
• WGBH Boston provides Closed Captioning
• PARC requires education of people with handicaps


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AUTHOR INSPIRATIONS

“Fiction jurors were understood to have offered three candidates — ‘Mr. Sammler's Planet’ by Saul Bellow, ‘Losing Battles’ by Eudora Welty, and ‘The Wheel of Love and Other Stories,’ by Joyce Carol Oates.” - New York Times, June 6, 1971

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No Pulitzer Fiction Award.

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“What is art but a way of seeing.” – Saul Bellow

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“The Advisory Board on the Pulitzer Prizes, which receives jury recommendations but may substitute choices of its own, decided in a closed‐door meeting, however, that no work qualified under the standard for a distinguished book of fiction by an American author published in 1970. The trustees of Columbia University, who have the ultimate responsibility, upheld the board's view.” ¬ -New York Times, June 6, 1971

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Read three finalists instead of one winner: “Mr. Sammler's Planet” by Saul Bellow, “Losing Battles” by Eudora Welty, and “The Wheel of Love and Other Stories” by Joyce Carol Oates.”

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“One place understood helps us understand all places better” ― Eudora Welty

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“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” -Mahatma Gandhi

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Walk the buffet; choose nothing.

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“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.” – Joyce Carol Oates

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An empty room.

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What is a winner? Why do some children’s sports groups give trophies to everyone and how do you feel about that? Are there always winners and losers?

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Plan three trips and don’t go on any of them.

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Screen three films that are supposed to be good back to back.

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“Mr. Sammler's Planet” by Saul Bellow, “Losing Battles” by Eudora Welty, and “The Wheel of Love and Other Stories” by Joyce Carol Oates.”