Read the story of a brave seventeen year old who went off to find a new life in America.
By Rachel Sexton While all the various types of art—music, painting, literature—reflect the culture which created them, the novel is the medium that, by virtue of its form, has the most depth to be a substantive representation. Authors using a contemporaneous setting can show successive generations of readers the inner life of the society around them.... Continue Reading →
By Eva-Joy Schonaar I’m not sure when I first became enamored with ancient Rome, but I’ve loved stories set there for nearly as long as I can remember. Ben-Hur (1959) was a staple film in our house (it’s still a big favorite of mine). My favorite book in the Royal Diaries series was Cleopatra’s diary—and... Continue Reading →