Hidden Gems in the Free Library of Philadelphia

We go to libraries to find books, but inside the main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, there are mini exhibits, making the library a museum of sorts. The hallways are lined with original paintings, statues of Ben Franklin … Continue reading

.EGL Artist of the Week: Dawn Davis

Dawn Davis, Vice President and Editorial Director of Amistad since 2010, has published some very recognizable authors and books. Amistad, a division of Harper Collins, publishes works by and about people of African descent, in hopes to appeal and influence a … Continue reading

.The Nineteenth Century’s Miss. Independent

We look at the idea of an independent woman as an idea associated with modernity, but there are a few Olivia Pope-minded women hidden in older literature. The eighteenth and early nineteenth-century writer, Jane Austen, had visions of more than … Continue reading

.Gobble Gobble! Thanksgiving Across The Globe

Thanksgiving is a unique American holiday that is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in November.  In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as “A day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father.” Congress … Continue reading

Simple Ways to Give Thanks

During the Thanksgiving holiday, many families reflect on things in their lives that they are thankful for and show their appreciation to one another. It’s a time to be grateful for one’s health, family, friends, job, home and having food … Continue reading