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References: Encyclopedia & Books

The first page of this pathfinder includes online encyclopedias and books to use as references. The encyclopedias will allow you to search for the gods you need to specifically research and also look up the ones that you want to learn more about. Honestly, I was clicking all over the Greek Mythology section and was finding many random topics and stories that I wanted to read more about. We have the first book of Greek Mythology in the library and also the Malala book. The second mythology book will be available in the Ross Library in August 2018. I hope you will find these references useful.

Encyclopedia Myhtica

Encyclopedia Myhtica

This Greek mythology encyclopedia includes a brief introduction to the gods. Click on Greek Mythology Articles on the right and it will take you to a new page. An alphabetical index is included to easily click on a letter to receive a page of names listed alphabetically. It might be a little tricky if you don’t know how to spell a god's name correctly, but if you know the first letter you should be fine. Also included are recommended readings, a link to the Perseus Library (more on mythology found there) and the five latest articles. This encyclopedia will help you fund out about any of the gods or goddesses that you are researching.

Visit the Encyclopedia Mythica online
Encyclopedia Britannica

Greek Mythology at the Encyclopedia Britannica

A left panel sidebar allows you to find what you are looking for or you can also browse for new topics. Many of you seem to love mythology and this site includes titles of mythological literature that you might enjoy. Another feature is that this website underlines Tier 3 vocabulary words that you can click on for the definition. This feature will help you to have a better understanding of the complex stories in Greek mythology.

Browse the Greek mythology section of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Encyclopedia Britannica

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the Encyclopedia Britannica

This listing gives you a quick reference about what you can read about on the left sidebar menu. Bold text headings allow you to find what information that you need quickly. The page also features color pictures of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, seeing a photo of someone always helps me make a better connection with content.

View information about Ellen Jonhson Sirleaf.
Treasury of Greek Mythology

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters - by Donna Jo Napoli

This book is an illustrated reference of Greek mythology that shares the stories of Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa. It contains information for each god, goddess, hero and monster. Includes bibliographic references (p.186-187) and an index. This book will be helpful to you because it tells you about the background information and how the gods are linked together. It also features information that helps you understand the place that the gods still hold in modern day culture.

Napoli, Donna Jo. Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of gods, goddesses, heroes & monsters. illus. by Christina Balit. 192p. National Geographic Children's Books; Reinforced Library ed. Edition (October 11, 2011).

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - by Edgar and Ingri D'Aulaires

People love this particular book about Greek Mythology and you will too; it has been in print for over fifty years! The myths of ancient Greece are told in vivid details and seem like they are modern gods and goddesses and as heroes and monsters. I think you will love this book because it has striking illustrations that you will spend a ton of time exploring. It is even loved and recommended by the author of Wonder, R.J. Palacio.

D'Aulaires, Edgar and Ingri. D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths. 208p. Doubleday Books for Young Readers; (First edition October 19, 1962).

Malala: Activist for Girls' Education

Malala: Activist for Girls' Education - by Raphaele Frier

"The story covers Malala's early activist years, the shooting, her recovery, her speech at the UN, and subsequent efforts to speak up for girls around the world since she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. If the narrative sometimes feels stiff, it is softened by Fronty's gorgeous illustrations. Highly stylized and rich in detail, texture, and color, they suffuse Malala's life with beauty. Back matter about Malala, Pakistan, girls' education, and more supplements this lovely biography." From Booklist Reviews. This book will be easy for you to relate you because you are living the dream that Malala had as a younger student. Many of you have served as advocates for changing the nutritional values of your school lunches; her story will give you an even deeper sense of compassion, conviction, strength and the need for making others aware of human rights.

Frier, Raphaele. Malala: Activist for Girls' Education. Illus. by Aurelia Fronty. 48 p. Charlesbridge; (February 7, 2017).

Greek Mythology & Modern Day Heroes - An Electronic Pathfinder
By Lisa Juriga, Ross ES Librarian