Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with For Students

| By Sarah Robertson | Hispanic and Latino literature reflect the evolving cultures, histories, and challenges of people of Latin American descent. As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s worth reflecting on some of the notable authors, genres, and themes found in the Hispanic literary canon. Hispanic literature draws from a rich and complex … Read more

October 2022 LibraryReads, Indie Next Picks, and Bestsellers

|By Thorndike Press Staff| Every month, LibraryReads shares the top ten books that librarians across the country love; the monthly Indie Next List compiles recommendations from knowledgeable U.S. independent booksellers. Many New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers and bestselling authors are also releasing in large print this month. Thorndike Press is happy to share that the following titles are available … Read more

Teaching Students U.S. Culture and History, State by State

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Each state and territory in the United States has a unique history and culture that contribute to the larger American national identity. By encouraging students to learn about the country’s 50 individual states, teachers can help students learn more about the country as a whole. Gale In Context: Elementary has … Read more

New Updates to Gale Pages

|By Gale Staff| Gale Pages, your library’s free webpage to house all virtual learning content, has recently received enhancements! Changes have been made to both the user experience and the studio editor, allowing for faster and simpler navigation and updating. What’s New: USER EXPERIENCE Faster page load time Improved accessibility and user interface High-res icons … Read more

Redesign the Future of Education with ESSER Funds

|By Heather Bassett| As schools settle into the new year, educators return to prepandemic conditions: fewer masks and less social distancing, but with much greater expectations to reinvent education and much greater obstacles to reintegrate students into the social and academic aspects of school. Education is not like it was in 2019. The recent National … Read more

Banned Books Week: What Students Should Know

|By Elizabeth Mohn| Every September, the American Library Association (ALA) celebrates controversial books and people’s enjoyment of them during Banned Books Week. Usually held during the last full week of September,  Banned Books Week 2022 is September 18–24. The ALA began to commemorate Banned Books Week in the 1980s, when the organization noticed an increase … Read more

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Focus on Baseball

| By J. Robert Parks | Fifty years ago this year, one of the most significant baseball players of his generation died when his plane crashed on a humanitarian mission on December 31, 1972. Roberto Clemente isn’t as well known as the iconic Jackie Robinson, but Clemente’s importance as both a baseball player and a … Read more