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I Must Remember That a Story Can Be Eaten Like a Body

"I am laying claim to the sovereignty of my stories": Joshua Whitehead discusses being in the public eye as a queer Indigenous author.

8 Thoughtful Books About Monks and Monastic Life

What is it about books about monks and the idea of monastic life that fascinates us? Find nonfiction like The Art of Living by Thich Nhat Hanh and fictional tellings like Haven by Emma Donoghue here.

More than 150 Literary Agents Sign Letter to Support HarperCollins Workers’ Strike

More than 150 literary agents signed a letter promising to stop submitting new books to HarperCollins to support striking workers.

Everything But Christmas: Holiday Mystery Books that Are Not about Christmas

The holidays are when people come together...making them great for murder. Here are 8 mysteries for the holidays that are not Christmas, like Year of the Dog by Henry Chang.

The Joy of Seeing Yourself in Literature

Most of the time I don’t see myself in the books I read, but one cozy mystery title made me feel seen long after I turned the last page.

Super-Influencers: 14 of the Most Influential Superhero Comics

Superheroes are more influential than ever before, but who influences the superheroes? Here are 14 of the most influential superhero comics.

Donate to Classroom Libraries and Have Your Donation Matched!

For Giving Tuesday, all donations on DonorsChoose will be matched, making your donation go twice as far! Help fund a classroom library today.

20 Must-read Picture Books of 2022

20 must read 2022 picture books for young readers to love, learn from, and cherish from silly stories to inspiring nonfiction books, including Sunday Pancakes.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Publishing Everyday Stories

A look at the history of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, including what it was like being published by the franchise as a teen.

I Went to My First Library Conference and Didn’t Take Away What I Thought I Would

My first library conference didn't go as planned, but I walked away with wealth of invaluable knowledge from the larger librarian community.