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The case for reading Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath' on its 75th year

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Cover of "The Grapes of Wrath," by John Steinbeck.
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Seventy-five years ago today,  John Steinbeck's classic novel, "The Grapes of Wrath" was first published.

The book follows the Joads, a family of farmers who migrate from Oklahoma to California during the height of the Great Depression. You might have read the book in school years ago, but David Kipen, founder of Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights, thinks people should give it another look — and another read.