Why We Celebrate Poetry

| By Sarah Robertson | Every April, we observe National Poetry Month as a time to reflect on the cultural significance of poetry.  Established in 1996, it encourages the celebration of poetry in the classroom, the library, and online. National Poetry Month aims to recognize the achievements of poets, inspire students and the general public … Read more

Honoring Asian American Women

| By Carol Schwartz, Senior Content Developer, Gale | I set out to write a blog post about literature for Women’s History Month and was struggling to hone in on a specific topic to cover in this broad area of study. The horrific events on March 17 in Atlanta, in which six Asian American women … Read more

Women Patriots in the American Revolution

| By Tara Atterberry | Take a minute and make a list of women patriots of the American Revolution. Go ahead. Take your time.    Betsy Ross.    Molly Pitcher. .  .  . If you’re like me—and most other Americans—your list may end here. Not because there’s a lack of notable women from this time … Read more

International Directory of Company Histories for WHM

| By Matthew Miskelly | When I volunteered to write a blog for Women’s History Month, I thought about something that happened last November. I came across a list from PR Newswire: “50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/-Led Companies” for 2020. It was good timing. At a recent team meeting, we discussed the importance of boosting the number … Read more

2021 Newbery Titles in Large Print Now Available

| By Thorndike Staff | For nearly 100 years, the most outstanding contributions to children’s literature have been recognized with the Newbery Medal, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the United States. In its inaugural year, Hendrik Willem van Loon was recognized with the medal for The Story of Mankind, an exploration of … Read more

While March May Be Unpredictable, Our Featured Titles Are Solid

| By Thorndike Staff | Depending on where you hang your hat, March can bear witness to already-blazing sun or still-lingering snow. Our monthly picks are a mix as well! Everything from a deep-diving memoir about group therapy to an exploration of why Black people are literally “sick and tired”; along with a tangled tale … Read more