Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has become a world classic--a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with the Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, the Franks and...
Tomorrow would have been Anne Frank's 92nd birthday. Though she died when she was only fifteen, she left a lasting legacy when her powerful diary was published in 1947, just two years after her death. Today, The Diary of a Young Girl continues to inspire millions of people, young and old.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27 in 1945. For so many reasons, it is important to learn about this dark chapter in history. The books highlighted here offer a variety of perspectives and stories for all ages.
This time of year has lots of us thinking about how we can help the world to be a better place. This post features six extraordinary heroes across the past century who haven’t been afraid to take on big challenges for change.
Okay, maybe we can’t eliminate censorship (yet...#goals), but we can celebrate Banned Books Week with gusto by reading all of the stories that someone (or someones) tried to silence, destroy, or restrict access to. Here are 50 of the most frequently banned and/or most recently challenged books, along with the "who, why, and how" of literary censorship in America.