While he's not around to celebrate (He'd be 111 years old, if he was), today is the birthday of author George Orwell. One of the authors whose classic works get thrust upon us during our school years, his name should be familiar to many. His work, especially Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm, have had a lasting impact on literature, culture, and society.Read more
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It is always sad when a beloved author passes away, but it stings all the more when it was an author we read as a child. Just yesterday, it was announced that Eric Hill, author of the Spot the Dog series had passed away at the age of 82. Spot the Dog has been a fundamental part of many children's journeys toward life-long learning and…Read more
Dorothy "Dot" Parker was the quintessential 1920's flapper. She was also a brilliant writer, civil rights advocate and social critic. She was a founding member of the famous Algonquin Round Table at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City that included other contemporary celebrities such as Edna Ferber, Robert Benchley and Harpo Marx. Parker was the drama critic for Vanity Fair and…Read more