This April, I presented research at the Southern States Communication Association's Theodore Clevenger Jr. Undergraduate Honors Conference (a mouthful, I know), which was held in Montgomery, Alabama. In between attending the conference, I was able to visit several of the historical sites that told the story of Montgomery. The Museums National Memorial For Peace and… Continue reading The Power of Montgomery, Alabama
During my time at Campbell University, I have been involved in the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, which focuses on encouraging college students across the American southeast to pursue social entrepreneurship. Whenever I talk about this, everyone always asks me what social entrepreneurship is. Social Entrepreneurship: The use of start-up companies and other entrepreneurs to develop,… Continue reading What is Social Entrepreneurship?
As a homeschool grad myself, I am inclined to think that homeschoolers (as a rule) are fabulous. So I compiled a list of literary evidence arguing my case. But even if you can't claim the homeschool heritage, you will enjoy these books as well. So here you go: Hope Auer Books: A Cry from Egypt and A Stand… Continue reading 5 of My Favorite Homeschooled Authors
After leaving England behind for a new life in the West Indies with her sisters, Verity Banning wants something to call her own. Her affinity for animals inspires her to set up a business importing horses, as well as other goods in demand by the island residents. But when she arrives in the Colonies to… Continue reading Book Review: Verity by Lisa Tawn Bergren
A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. "I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers." January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow… Continue reading Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer, Annie Barrows
Between the years of 1869 to 1939 more than 100,000 poor British children were sent across the ocean to Canada with the promise of a better life. Those who took them in to work as farm laborers or household servants were told they were orphans–but was that the truth? After the tragic loss of their… Continue reading Book Review: No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turansky
For readers who love a heartwarming romance and a rich historical setting comes a tale of a young woman with a heavy burden, the International Cotton Exposition, and the pursuit of true love. Eighteen-year-old Laurel Millard, youngest of seven children, is expected to stay home and "take care of Mama" by her older siblings, but… Continue reading Book Review: A Silken Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer