Night is one of the few books that my students actually enjoy reading. I admire Elie Wiesel and other authors who have the courage to share the unimaginable hardships they have overcome. May their bravery serve as an inspiration to others.
"Friday" means "day of Frigga." She was a Norse goddess and mother of Baldur. At Baldur's birth, she made everything in her kingdom swear not to hurt Baldur. She forgot to make the mistletoe take this pledge, however, and that was Baldur's undoing.
Marco Polo's Voyage, overland, discovered silk routes to Asia. He spent over 2 decades in the East and sailed home in His travelers overland to the East and publication of his memoir inspired future explorations like Christopher Columbus.