The Legacy of Poet Emily Dickinson

| By Sarah Robertson | When American poet Emily Dickinson died in relative obscurity on May 15, 1886, her groundbreaking body of work stood unpublished and unrecognized. Today, Dickinson is regarded as a pivotal figure in American poetry, and her works are celebrated for their departure from literary conventions and their challenge of societal norms. … Read more

Earth Day: From 1971 to Today

|By Amy Hackney Blackwell| This Earth Day, it’s worth thinking about some of the things the environmental movement has accomplished over the past 52 years. Earth Day was born out of frustration. In the 1960s, the United States had no legislation preventing industry from discharging pollutants into the air or water, with predictable results. In … Read more

Inspiring Students on Earth Day 

|By Elizabeth Mohn| The best teaching inspires young people to think critically and become active in their communities. Celebrations like Earth Day give educators unique opportunities to encourage students to care about contemporary issues through education and exploration. Using Earth Day as an opportunity to teach students about environmentalism and environmental activists aligns with the … Read more

TxLA Large Print Book Signing with Author Adib Khorram

On Wednesday, April 27, during the Texas Library Association (TxLA) Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, Thorndike Press is excited to host indie bestselling and awarding-winning YA author Adib Khorram. TxLA attendees should plan to line up at the Thorndike Press booth, #1907, around 8:30 AM CT. The signing will begin promptly at 8:45 AM CT. … Read more

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Teaching Moments Found in Primary Sources

| By Gale Staff | From a contemporary Western perspective, it’s easy to take for granted our democracy and basic freedoms, since for most Americans our current form of government is all we’ve ever known. But what happens when your democracy is threatened in its infancy—just 31 years after your country manages to break away … Read more

Breaking Major League Baseball’s Color Barrier

The 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson | By Shirelle Phelps| On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s long-standing color barrier when he debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Since 2004, Major League Baseball (MLB) has celebrated this historic date annually. One way the MLB honors Robinson is by having all Major League players and on-field … Read more

National Poetry Month: Poets through the Years

| By Carol Brennan | Poetry is nearly the oldest form of creative expression in the history of humankind, possibly second to the cave paintings of Lascaux, France, as evidence that our brains strive to explain and invent lyrical stories about the world around us. For National Poetry Month 2022, we’d like to recommend some … Read more

New Titles for Gale OneFile, April 2022

| By Gale Staff | Gale Academic OneFile AIMS Neuroscience (AIMS Press) Peer-reviewed Brazilian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro- Uerj) Peer-reviewed iilwandle zethu: Journal of Ocean Law and Governance in Africa (Sabinet Online) Peer-reviewed International Journal of Disability and Social Justice (Pluto Journals) Peer-reviewed Neutrosophic Computing and … Read more

Support Childhood Resiliency

| By Kathleen J. Edgar | When life’s stresses seem overwhelming, do you ever wonder what it would be like to be a kid again, living a carefree life, full of fun and games, playing outdoors, free of responsibilities? That idyllic life of cheerfulness and enjoyment may exist in your mind, but it is not … Read more