#Educational

The History of the Spelling Bee

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a national tradition. But what fascinates us about middle-schoolers spelling?

An A–Z Guide to the Parts of a Book

An A to Z guide to the internal and external parts of a book to broaden your knowledge and up your trivia bank.

Ex Libris: A History of Bookplates

Ever heard the term "ex libris?" Dive into the history of bookplates and how they help collectors track history.

The Most Commonly Assigned Books In U.S. Colleges

What are the most commonly assigned books in college courses across the USA and what do they say about who is and isn't being seen?

Learn Your Historia With These 20 Mexican History Books

Find the best Mexican history books, with titles for children and adults, to explore the rich history of this country, including The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico by Miguel León-Portilla, Translated by Lysander Kemp.

What is a Radical Bookstore?

What is a radical bookstore? Find information on what they are, how they engage with communities, how they operate, and more.

Using Neuroscience to Understand Reading Slumps

We're taking a look at reading slumps through the lens of neuroscience, considering the science behind cognitive overload, fatigue, and more.

Why James Baldwin Should Be Required Reading

Who was James Baldwin? Was he an activist? A novelist? All of the above? Learn more about this complicated and fascinating figure now.

A Very Brief History of Reading

From the first named author, Akkadian princess Enheduanna, to the beginning of silent reading and beyond, join us on this history of reading.

Reading Logs for Kids (And More Easy Ideas to Support Kids’ Literacy)

A list of free and affordable reading logs for kids, plus some tips for using these and other tools to foster children's literacy.

Times New Roman, Arial, and Helvetica: The Font Favorites, But Why?

Why did we write all of our papers in Times New Roman? Why is Helvetica haunting me? Let's find out how certain fonts became the faves.

The Life and Times of Oscar Wilde

Join us on this exploration of the life and times of the king of comebacks that made Oscar Wilde the literary icon that he is.

Little Free Libraries Across All 7 Continents

Take a book, give a book. Learn more about Little Free Libraries and how they're making appearances across all seven continents.

What Makes a Book a Beach Read?

The beach read. Every summer the word reappears in conversation, but what exactly is a beach read. We've got some ideas and some book recs that fit.

6+ Books to Teach You about Judaism (So Your Jewish Friends Don’t Have To)

Do the work of educating yourself about other religions. Here's a list of books about Judaism for anyone looking for insight.