Libraries, Literature & Learning

A collection about writers, their books, and more. It's all about literature and learning! Visit your school library to learn even more!

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Elizabeth Hanson
Episode 3

Video

Elizabeth Hanson is a professor of American literature at the College of Charleston. Dr. Hanson aims to bring more respect and esteem to Southern women. Margaret Mitchell broke the mold with the...
Persuasive Writing - Superhero
Persuasive Writing - Superhero

Lesson

3rd or 4th grade students will understand why authors use persuasive writing. They will analyze examples of persuasive pieces, then write their own piece.

Patti Callahan Henry

Video

Meet Patti Callahan Henry, “the Fresh Face of Southern Literature.” Patti’s path to writing is unique. She started her adult life as a nurse, and found herself writing after she found out her daughter...
Dorothea Benton "Dottie" Frank

Video

Meet Dorothea Benton “Dottie” Frank, one of the best known, best-selling authors in South Carolina. When Frank was growing up, she did not think of becoming a writer. Frank had a life in New Jersey...
Ann Rivers Siddons

Video

Meet Ann Rivers Siddons, “the Grand Dame of Southern Literature.” Born and raised just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Siddons had an idyllic upbringing. At an early age, she began to push emotional...
Marjorie Wentworth

Video

Meet Marjory Wentworth, one of the state’s most underappreciated artists. Wentworth, who is a poet laureate, discusses what exactly a poet laureate is. She completely breaks the expectations of what a...