Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, this story follows three years in the life of eight-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus. The three years are punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman. The result is a tough and tender novel of race, class, justice, and the pain of growing up, all through the eyes of a young girl. Robert Mulligan...
Sibling relationships are complex. There is an undeniable rivalry between young humans as they attempt to share parents, belongings, and turf. Yet, our brothers and sisters are often the people who understand us the best. To celebrate National Sibling Day, we present ten of our favorite literary siblings.
Aside from the obvious self-help category, books make life better in so many ways that it's hard to imagine existing without them...so we won'! Thankfully, we don't have to. Here are just some of the ways that reading books is as essential as, oh, breathing.
The Great American Read is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading as the core of an ambitious digital, educational, and community outreach campaign designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. One hundred books, to be exact, so happy reading!
It’s International Book Giving Day