Teaching Living Poets for a More Inclusive Student Experience

| By Jennifer Stock | In January 2021, Amanda Gorman took the stage at President Joe Biden’s inauguration to recite her poem “The Hill We Climb,” voicing hope for “a country and a time where a skinny black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president, only to … 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

Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day with Gale Literature

| By Jennifer Stock | January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005 on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp by Soviet troops in 1945. Between 1941 and 1945, more than six million European Jews and other groups—including gay people, … Read more

Panda Power and Other China-Related Things I’d Rather Think About Right Now

| By Rebecca Parks | When my brother went to China on vacation a couple years ago, he brought me back a beautiful miniature black-lacquered paneled screen as a souvenir. He had to look long and hard for a screen that did NOT include pandas on it, knowing I would object to something so clichéd. … Read more