For as long as we have been granted freedoms, there have been people fighting to take those freedoms away; this is the most human of cycles.
Joan Didion is more than just an author; she's an icon. She is an essayist, novelist, journalist, and everything in between. Didion is one of the most famous authors of all time.
Children are taught the story of a young girl who learned to communicate with the world despite being both deaf and blind, but they hear little of the woman that she became. The fact that Helen Keller managed to find her voice is, arguably, far less remarkable than what she chose to do with it.
The bulk of the action in the Harry Potter books and films occurs at Hogwarts Castle. Lacking a thousand-year-old magic school in which to shoot, filmmakers used scenes shot at these locations across England and Scotland to bring Hogwarts to life.
21 years ago today, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released in the UK. Since then, the books have been translated into sixty languages and sold over 400 million copies worldwide. Here are a few of the covers that the first book has worn over the years.
Summer is here, which means many people will be heading to the beach. Maybe books and water don't mix too well, but that doesn't mean that people can't show their love of literature. Check out the sand sculptures below of some of the most beloved characters and places from books.