The Loudest Voice: Grace PaleyFiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20161216, 20111216, 20071207, 20051221, 20041208, 20031210, 20011212, 20001220, 19991201, 19981209
A holiday favorite, this highly anthologized short story is read by the late author Grace Paley. "The Loudest Voice" is an amusing tale about a little Jewish girl, chosen to play the lead in her school's Christmas pageant, and her family's reactions. Despite the story's popularity, Grace Paley's 1998 reading of it for New Letters on the Air was the first ever recorded.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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