• 15 Kids Explain How They Identify With Books

    15 Kids Explain How They Identify With Books0

    Editor’s Note: Diana Tarant Schmidt’s novel Remember For Me is available to order here. As a writer and teacher, I have often wondered if my middle school students feel connected to characters in books because of gender, race, or cultural background. Here is what I found out: 1. “I am strong-willed, so I loved Drums,

  • 10 Novels About Motherless Children

    10 Novels About Motherless Children0

    Growing up without parents isn’t easy. These fictional motherless children show the perils of being an orphan. 1. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens “The story is of the orphan Oliver Twist, who starts his life in a workhouse and is then sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. He escapes from there and travels to London,

  • 5 Noteworthy Novels Dealing With Dementia

    5 Noteworthy Novels Dealing With Dementia0

    These noteworthy novels address dementia, a debilitating disorder. 1. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey “An elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, and her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences.” 2. A Sudden Light by Garth

  • 5 Of The Most Controversial Works By René Descartes

    5 Of The Most Controversial Works By René Descartes0

    Editor’s Note: The Irrationalist: The Tragic Murder of René Descartes by Andrew Pessin is now available here. The famous philosopher René Descartes was (possibly) murdered. Here are five of his most controversial works. 1. Meditations on First Philosophy This very short work attempts to provide foundations for all knowledge (Descartes was not known for modesty). It

  • 10 Must-Read Montana Fiction Books

    10 Must-Read Montana Fiction Books0

    Must-read fiction books set in Montana and by Montana authors. 1. Perma Red by Debra Magpie Earling “On the reservation, danger looms everywhere, rising out of fear and anger, deprivation and poverty. Fiery-haired Louise White Elk dreams of both belonging and escape, and of discovering love and freedom on her own terms. But she is

  • 5 Books About The Suppression Of Free Thought

    5 Books About The Suppression Of Free Thought0

    These books will help you understand the suppression of free thought. 1. Banned in the U.S.A. by Herbert Foerstel “Since the first edition was published to acclaim and awards in 1994, librarians have relied on the work of noted intellectual freedom authority Herbert N. Foerstel.” 2. The Autobiography of Satan (Authorized Edition) by William A.