Random Fact File #1: Scout’s Dill

At work, we often joke about the random facts we’re forced to Google as we fact-check and gather information to help our students write relatively accurate stories. Yes, they’re writing fictional stories, but it matters to us–and we believe it matters to their readers–whether the wild animals in their survival story actually live in the…

Talking Animals a No-No in 1931

Banned Books Week in the US always brings forth a number of “Top X Banned Books” lists with readers, writers and educators stepping up to defend their favourite works of literature that have been attacked by the censors at schools, libraries and even governments.¬†While I respect parents’ rights to control the books their children read…