YA Spotlight: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

After the explosive success of the Harry Potter franchise, many wondered what the next book and film series would captivate the world next. Released eight years after Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, a new challenger appeared: Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief. Originally published in 2005, the story follows Percy (birth name Perseus) Jackson, an…
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Aristotle at the library

Aristotle was one of the most seminal thinkers in world history. Born in Macedonia in 384 B.C., Aristotle traveled to Athens where he studied under Plato. However, while Plato focused on deductive reasoning and esoteric ideas, such as his theory of forms, Aristotle interested himself in empirical observations. A keen viewer of the natural world…
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