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  • Academy of Achievement - Arts - Check out these famous actors, directors, musicians, dancers, and more.
  • Author Biographies - Browse the list of authors and find out about your favorite author.
  • Langston Hughes - America's Story - Langston Hughes was one of the most important writers and thinkers of the Harlem Renaissance, which was the African American artistic movement in the 1920s that celebrated black life and culture.
  • Mark Twain - America's Story - Twain traveled around the world and he dazzled audiences with lectures filled with the same humor and spirit found in his writings.


  • Desktop Publisher - Using computers, these workers combine printed materials, numbers, pictures, and charts to prepare publications and booklets.
  • Librarian - Librarians help people find facts. They organize information and help people find books, magazines, videos, websites, and other information.
  • Reporter - Reporters gather information and write news stories. These stories appear in newspapers, magazines television and online. To get information, reporters look at documents, observe the scene, and interview people.
  • Secretary - Secretaries make appointments, put files in order, write letters and answer the phone. Secretaries make sure that the information that leaves the office is right.
  • Writers and Authors - Writers write stories, or they write about things that really happened. They write books, and they write articles for magazines or journals. They write for newspapers, and they write for radio and television.


  • Circle of Stories - PBS - Explore Native American storytelling through artwork, photography, documentary film, and music.
  • Flashlight Readers - Scholastic.com - Play cool games and activities that take you into your favorite books. You can also get exclusive author info, including photos, audio, and notes from the authors themselves.
  • Kidsreads.com - Find info about your favorite books, series and authors. Reviews of the newest titles, interviews with the coolest authors and special features on great books. And for even more reading fun we have trivia games, word scrambles and awesome contests!
  • Literature - Library of Congress - Collection of literary documents including poetry, books, periodicals, and even an author's notebook.
  • Literature Database - PBS American Masters - Learn about some of the most influential and significant American writers like Edgar Allen Poe, Arthur Miller, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • Read.gov for Teens - Explore books online and view webcasts of authors talking about their books.
  • Shakespeare Online - Visitors can read every play or poem from the world's most celebrated writer and, more importantly, make some sense of his works with free analysis, Old English language translations, and famous quotes.
  • Student Opinion - The Learning Network - Learn about current events from the New York Times; students 13 and older are invited to comment on questions about issues in the news.


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