British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in NYC

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Virginia Woolf, British writer, is born

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1949 Nobel Prize winner, American novelist, William Faulkner is born

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Photogrammar

An online database of Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographers developed at Yale University. Browse images through an interactive map or search and tagging. The collection can be filtered by date, photographer, geographical area, or content, and is especially rich in depictions of agriculture, industry, daily life in the 1930s-40s, and the World War II home front. 

U.S. map showing location of photographs

Photogrammar

An online database of Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographs developed at Yale University. Browse images through an interactive map or search and tagging. The collection can be filtered by date, photographer, geographical area, or content, and is especially rich in depictions of agriculture, industry, daily life in the 1930s-40s, and the World War II home front. 

Cheshire Cat from Alice and Wonderland

Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature

This digital collection from the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries offers resources for research into a variety of historical children’s literature, including comparative editions of classic texts.

 

Cheshire Cat from Alice and Wonderland

Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature

This digital collection from the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries offers resources for research into a variety of historical children’s literature, including comparative editions of classic texts.

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Language of the Land: Journeys Into Literary America

Tour this Library of Congress online exhibit’s four regional sections that feature how the voices of America’s writers are rooted in a particular place through literary maps and images.

Farmyard in Winter, George Henry Durrie

“The Year at Maple Hill Farm”: A Common Core Read-Aloud for Grades K–1

A feature based on an informational read-aloud text, "The Year at Maple Hill Farm." This picture book will offer primary grade teachers new ways to engage students in discovering what a natural year really looks like, especially in relation to farm animals.