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25 Children’s Books for African American History Month

Picture books, chapter books, and middle grade: 25 excellent children's books for African American History month!

Reformation 500: What Texts Inspired the Protestant Reformation?

What texts caused Martin Luther to break with the Catholic Church and begin the world-changing Protestant Reformation?

100 Years of Women in the Book World Being Kickass

Meet the Women’s National Book Association, created in 1917!

16 Books on the Salem Witch Trials to Kick Off Your Spooky Fall

Fiction and nonfiction about the historical witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts

Walking with Ghosts: Reflections on Rebecca Stott’s GHOSTWALK

Melding fact and fiction, Stott's GHOSTWALK entangles us in not just paranoid conspiracies but also the messy, thorny silk skein of the human heart.

Stunning Photographs of FSA Libraries in the 1940s

Fascinating vintage eye candy for library lovers--from Farm Security Administration!

American Writers Museum is Chicago’s New Literary Paradise

The American Writers Museum, located in downtown Chicago, is a fully modern, incredibly interactive, playground for writers and the people who love them.

100 Must-Read Books About The History of Medicine

Scurvy! Yellow fever! Rabies! Must-read works of fiction and nonfiction about the history of medicine.

How Ordinary Men Do Evil: Books on the Holocaust and Preventing Genocide

Characters Who Got Happily-Ever-Afters Right Before History Changed Everything

"The End" is never really the end.

#ShePersisted Books: 4 Women in History Who Never Gave Up

Books about four women who were warned, who were given an explanation, and who still persisted.

Bygone Badass Broads: Historical Women About Whom I Need All The Books

Sarah Nicolas discusses the historical women she'd like to see more books written about, based on Mackenzi Lee's Bygone Badass Broads Twitter Series.

Gloomy Think Pieces On Reading From 100+ Years Ago

Think-piece might be a new term but articles worrying about the state of American literary taste are as old as the country itself. Here are some awesome old examples.

100 Must-Read Titles About Women’s History

100 women's history titles for your bookshelf.

Gene Luen Yang Breathes Life into History

Gene Luen Yang has an uncanny and amazing ability to breathe life into history with books like BOXERS AND SAINTS and THE SHADOW HERO.