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.

10 Books About Black Women Activists of the Civil Rights Movement

These books about Black women activists of the Civil Rights Movement tell the stories of these women’s fight for social justice, including Angela Davis: An Autobiography by Angela Davis.

Literary Tourism: Asheville, North Carolina

Explore literary Asheville, North Carolina, from its bookstores to its literary settings to books about the city and everything in between.

Chinese New Year Books for Children

Celebrate Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year with these excellent books for young readers.

25 Must-Read Sports Books for Kids

No matter what sport you want to share with the children in your life, these sports books for kids will surprise, delight, and energize them, including Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams by Jeanette Winter.

Best Books To Give As Gifts In 2020

Whether they're looking for a fantastical read or a good book to inspire a trip outdoors, these are the best books to give as gifts in 2020.

10 Recent Books by Asian American Poets

Don't miss reading these powerful and poignant books by Asian American poets engaging their diverse backgrounds in diverse ways.

10 Native North American Women Writers to Read This Fall

It's Indigenous Peoples' Day! Explore poetry, nonfiction, plays, and more by these excellent Native North American Women writers.

8 Science Fiction Novels by Authors of Color for the End Times

Are these the end times? Who knows! Settle into this current quasi-dystopian reality with recent books by American writers of color.