Comics: From Pulp to Educational Reading

| By Jennifer Stock | It should come as no surprise that kids love comic books and graphic novels. After all, when modern comic books first emerged in the 1930s, their main readers were children. During the Golden Age of Comics, kids embraced Superman (1938), Batman (1939), Captain America (1941), and Wonder Woman (1941), as … Read more

Harry Potter and the…Philosopher’s Stone?

That’s right. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first published under the title Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Maybe all you die hard Harry Potter fans knew that, but did you know: The “Philosopher’s Stone” is an object from legends, and dates back to 300 CE. According to lore, it was used in … Read more