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The Evolution of Strong Female Characters: From the Classics to Today’s Young Adult Fiction (Guest Blogger: Cara Hadden)

Guest blogger and accomplished 15-year-old writer, Cara Hadden, shares her perspective on the evolution of female characters and our "Founding Writer Mothers."

The Book That Made Me a Feminist

With the recent Women's March and women taking a larger role on the world stage, the idea of feminism has been on my mind a lot. I am a feminist and proud. But what made me this way?

Book Fairies Don’t Take Vacations

I recently came back from a road trip through New England (which I've chronicled on a blog series I've called Traveling with the Travelers). However, right before leaving on the vacation, I became a book fairy. Instead of waiting until I returned home to Northern Virginia to start my book fairy adventures, I decided to spread book fairy dust along our trek up the coast.

Amelia Earhart & Other ‘Novel’ Takes on History’s Mysteries

Amelia Earhart is one of those people in history you never forget. She was the first female aviator to try to circumnavigate the globe. She was a pioneer, role model, a legend. She's also at the center of a great mystery, one that is still making headlines today. It's the kind of story books are made of.

Friday Funday: My 5 Favorite Book-Related News Stories from this Week

Let's face it. The daily news stinks. If you're feeling depressed about the news and want ignore it for a little while also, and if you love books and writing, here are 5 of my favorite book-related stories from this week!

Because We Need a Little More Empathy in the World…Pick Up a Book!

This is one of those whiplash days where my normally sunny self looks at the world and says - what is wrong with people? I have a theory - it's a problem of empathy.

Becoming History’s Stories – Traveling with The Travelers in Colonial Williamsburg’s Living Museum

I've often thought about what it would be like to open a book and have it magically pull me into its pages. If you're a reader, you've probably thought the same thing at some point or imagined what it would be like to walk the streets of a novel or converse with the characters of history.

Her-Stories: One More Salute to Women to Celebrate Women’s History Month

It's the last day of Women's History Month. Where does the time go? For this farewell to Women's History Month (until next year!), I'd like to highlight a few pioneering women who have served or are currently serving in the US military.

Why My 11-Year-Old Daughter Loves Ruth Bader Ginsburg #WomensHistoryMonth

Women's History Month is winding down - only 2 more days. 😦 And while that doesn't mean we can't continue to talk about women (past and present) who have helped shape the world, it does mean that today's blog is fitting as we near the end of this month. It's all about why my daughter loves Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But first....

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