Everything you need to understand or teach What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg.
This novel is an exploration of the changes and personalities of Hollywood in the 1930s. The author reveals this topic through the story of a young Jewish boy named Sammy Glick and a news writer named Al Manheim. Al meets Sammy while working as a theater columnist at a New York paper called the Record. At this time Sammy is a sixteen year old hired as a copy boy. Al becomes intrigued by Sammy when he notices that no goal seems out of reach in Sammy's mind and morals completely escape the teen. Al tries to mentor him but Sammy quickly shows Al how cutthroat he can be.
Sammy undermines Al to their editor and squeezes himself into Al's column as a radio columnist. Sammy uses this break to get his name known around New York and eventually pushes his way into Hollywood. Sammy gets his first job...
What Makes Sammy Run? Lesson Plans contain 161 pages of teaching material, including: