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Anne Mai Yee Jansen

Anne Mai Yee Jansen is a literature and ethnic studies professor and a lifelong story addict. She exists on a steady diet of books and hot chocolate, with a heaping side of travel whenever possible. Originally hailing from the sun and sandstone of southern California, she currently resides with her partner, offspring, and feline companion in the sleepy mountains of western North Carolina.

Amazing Romance Novels by Asian North American Writers

A Hollywood romance, wedding shenanigans, international foodie fun, and more await!

Got Poetry?: Suggestions for National Poetry Month

What poetry will you be reading for National Poetry Month?

Black Speculative YA Books to Liven Up Your Bookshelves

Be it dragons, nation-saving, or straight up magic, these Black speculative YA books will have you hooked from page one.

Best Mysteries & Thrillers of 2023

From fresh takes on old classics to the latest of an ongoing series, here are the best mystery thrillers of 2023.

The Indelible Nature of Friendship & Stories

Reading her book was, in some ways, like getting to steal back bits of time with Katherine. When I read the words, I could hear her voice.

12 Must-Read New Books by Native Writers of Turtle Island

From novels and poetry collections to essays and nonfiction, you need to check out these new books by Native writers of Turtle Island!

Quiz: Which Cozy Book Should You Read This Winter?

Take this cozy reads for the winter quiz to see which book you should pick up and cuddle up with your chosen beverage and blankie.

19 Books by Native Writers for Kids of All Ages

From picture books to middle grade to YA, these recent books by and about Native people are perfect for kids from two to teens.

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These kids' Halloween books are full of wonderful stories and phenomenal illustrations to keep Halloween lovers of all ages happy year round.

A Nation Haunted: The Social Significance of Ghost Stories

The ghost story is one of the most vibrant modes in U.S. American literature today. But why are ghost stories still relevant?