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The Young French Female F. Scott Fitzgerald

Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Ravneet Kaur Sandhu
The Young French Female F. Scott Fitzgerald

In 1954, a novella written by an eighteen-year-old took the French literary world by storm. Called “Bonjour Tristesse” (French: “Hello Sadness”), the ‘amoral’ story of a schoolgirl’s summer romance with an older university student, brought the author, Francoise Sagan, scandalous success. A best-selling novel, “Bonjour Tristesse” made Sagan independently wealthy. While the title was taken […]

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First female Pulitzer prize-winning author Edith Wharton got her start at age 15

Friday, January 10th, 2014 by Jenna Bellassai
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In her book The Children, Edith Wharton wrote, “When people ask for time, it’s always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn’t take half as long to say.” An American author, who wrote observations like the above during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, Wharton won the […]

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Writer of Frankenstein was 21-year-old woman with knack for horror

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 by Jenna Bellassai
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Frankenstein is a horror story dating back to the 1800′s that has been adapted many times and is still prevalent today.  In fact, the movie “I, Frankenstein,” which is set to come out in theaters on January 24, is yet another modernized adaptation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s original horror novel.  Incredibly, Shelley penned Frankenstein when […]

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How a nasty poke in the eye made it possible for the blind to see

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 by Charlie Butts
How a nasty poke in the eye made it possible for the blind to see

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Sybil Ludington,16, rides through stormy night to warn, “The British are coming!”

Friday, May 24th, 2013 by Charlie Butts
Sybil Ludington,16, rides through stormy night to warn, “The British are coming!”

It was April 1777, one year after the Declaration of Independence was signed. Sybil Ludington had just turned sixteen.  She desperately wanted to do more to help her brand new country defeat the British.  Already she was spinning wool so her family didn’t have to buy cotton goods from the British.  For the same reason […]

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Claudette Colvin: She Sat on Bus and Was Arrested, 9 Months Before Rosa Parks

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 by Chris Landers
Claudette Colvin: "I could feel Harriet Tubman on one shoulder and Sojourner Truth on the other."

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The Soweto Uprising: Thousands of Students Stand United

Thursday, August 16th, 2012 by Chris Landers

“Our parents are prepared to suffer under the white man’s rule. They have been living for years under these laws and they have become immune to them. But we strongly refuse to swallow an education that is designed to make us slaves in the country of our birth.” – Soweto Student, 1976 So often our […]

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