Pompeii with Mt. Vesuvius (the volcano) in the background. Went here with my host family when I was a foreign exchange student living in Germany. This place is incredible. You can see the people "frozen in time" by the volcanic ash that engulfed the city when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and covered Pompeii, destroying the city and preserving its remains for the future.
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Irena Sendler (1910-2008) She was a 98 year-old Polish woman at her time of death. During World War II, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. She dedicated herself to smuggling Jewish children out. Infants were carried in the bottom of the tool box she used and older children in a burlap sack she had in the back of her truck.
In honor of National Support Teen Literature Day, we've collected the best books to pick up if you're in the mood for a little young adult lit. YA has only gotten more popular in the seven years since The Hunger Games came out in 2008. Blockbuster adaptations of stand-alone novels and series like