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View Resource The Feather Book of Dionisio Minaggio

This digital exhibition from the McGill University Library in Montreal offers visitors a look through a unique volume known as the Feather Book of Dionisio Minaggio, a work composed of "a collection of illustrations made completely of bird feathers - with a few added extras" such as the birds' beaks, claws, and skin. This curious book was created in 1618 by Dionisio Minaggio, the Duchy of Milan's...

View Resource The Past & the Curious

Teachers, parents, and kids, as well as anyone who enjoys learning about history, may want to check out The Past and the Curious. Launched in 2016, this entertaining and educational podcast is the brainchild of its host and producer Mick Sullivan, a musician by training who works at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, as the Manager of Youth and Family Programs. The Past and the...

View Resource Map Dragons

Readers who are fascinated by maps and the different understandings of the world that they offer (or who merely have a passing interest in them) may enjoy exploring Map Dragons. This site was created by Greg Miller and Betsy Mason, both of whom are "science journalists who love maps and the stories behind them." Here, visitors can learn about a wide variety of map-related topics and see numerous...

View Resource Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Database

Educators and speculative fiction aficionados who appreciate diverse representation in their literature should check out the Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Database. Here, visitors will find a thoughtfully constructed database cataloguing dozens of science fiction and fantasy books that feature queer protagonists. It includes acclaimed authors such as Octavia Butler, Seanan McGuire, and...

View Resource Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Billed as "a cross between a record label and a museum," Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is a time capsule for the history of music. From 1948 to 1986, the record label Folkways Recordings released over 2,000 titles. Users can browse for recordings by genre, geography, artist, and label, as well as search with a query bar located at the top right. There are also numerous playlists, videos,...