In 1937, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men. A book that many students must read in school, it tells the story of two men George and Lennie. Lennie is a physically strong but cognitively challenged man and George is his friend and Lennie’s guardian.
This novel takes place during the Great Depression and it follows Lennie and George towards their hope of earning enough money to live on their own farm. Their passion for this dream seems to be interrupted by their bad luck. But in the end, it is their passion for their own farm that leaves the reader smiling at the end of this excellent book.
Of Mice and Men is available through Indiana Humanities Novel Conversations lending library. Request a set (for free!) for your book club today.
In July and August, Indiana Humanities is exploring the topic of “passion,” as part of its Spirit of Competition theme.