Incorporate Graphic Novels into Your Classroom with Gale’s Novels for Students

| By Sarah Robertson | In graphic novels, words and illustrations are interwoven in an imaginative symbiosis, which can be used to present both fiction and nonfiction to students in a uniquely engaging way. The power of this literary form derives from the rich interplay between text and image. The ability of graphic novels to … Read more

Online Databases Provide Equity, Help Close Achievement Gaps in Kentucky District

| By Lynn M. Reynolds, Ed.D | Gale products feature curriculum-aligned content that’s engaging for K-12 students As the new director of library media services for the nation’s 27th largest school district, Lynn Reynolds set out in 2017 to provide all students with access to the same quality resources designed to develop future-ready skills. Today, … Read more

Gale Kids InfoBits Product Enhancements Launching on May 29

| By Gintas Bradunas and Jennifer Rand | Let the countdown begin! On Friday, May 29, 2020, Gale Kids InfoBits will receive product enhancements and become Gale In Context: Elementary. These product enhancements are designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success, both in the classroom and online. … Read more

Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba

| By Traci Cothran | Inspiration for life-long learning comes from all kinds of places.  Recently my teen got tickets to a music concert by the French artist, Jain. I knew nothing of her or her music, but played my role as the transportation provider for this event.  The show, it turned out, was great—Jain’s … Read more

Resource Offers Works on the Lives of People with Disabilities

| By Gale Staff | Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives features 200 narrative works that shed light on the lives of people with disabilities. The two volumes examine a fascinating set of memoirs and autobiographies written by a variety of authors. Included are works by famous persons such as Temple Grandin and … Read more

Justice and Redemption

| By Andrea Drouillard | The movie Just Mercy tells the story of attorney Bryan Stevenson, who has made it his mission to help poor and vulnerable people who have been sentenced to death. While watching it, I couldn’t help but draw parallels to some of the quotes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In … Read more

Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

| By Traci Cothran | I don’t know about you, but January is usually a tough month—the holidays are over, friends and family have dispersed, you’re five pounds heavier than before the holidays, and the weather is usually pretty crummy. But there are two things that get me through this month: the American Library Association … Read more

Introducing the New Gale Literature Criticism

| By Jessica Bomarito, Product Manager, Gale | When I graduated with an English degree, I was hoping to find a job I could be passionate about. I asked my favorite professor and college mentor if she had ideas and she suggested Gale, a publisher of reference material for libraries. In a stroke of good … Read more

Tips for College Students Facing School and Mental Health Concerns

| By Kimberly Hayes | College is full of exciting experiences and opportunities, but it can also be overwhelmingly stressful. More than one in three first-year college students around the world struggle with a mental health disorder, and new studies are finding that lack of sleep (a common occurrence in college) only makes the problem … Read more

Discussing Opposing Views in the Classroom

| By Traci Cothran | In this interesting four-year study, as reported by Holly Korbey in Building Better Citizens, researchers Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy looked at the impact of political—not partisan—discussions in the classroom. They found that well-planned, thoughtful discussions led by informed teachers resulted in increased civic knowledge wherein students learned “how to discuss … Read more