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.

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.

Children’s Books That Will Keep the Halloween Spirit Alive All Year Long

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?

What Really Goes Bump in the Night: Recent BIPOC Horror & Thrillers to Give You Goosebumps This Fall

These recent BIPOC horror and thriller novels prove that horror can be empowering, perhaps especially for those who already know fear.

The Power of Story: Historical Graphic Memoirs to Educate and Enlighten

These stunning historical graphic memoirs weave together personal or family experiences with education about historical events.

9 Nonfiction Books To Make You Rethink the World Around You

These thought-provoking nonfiction books will have you seeing the world around you and how you move through it completely differently.

10 Awesome (and Awful) Librarians in Literature

There are some phenomenal librarians to be found in fiction — and a few duds. Here are 10 of the best fictional librarians in literature.

8 Inclusive Romance Novels to Light Your Fire

This list of inclusive romance novels includes everything from fantasy romance to historical romance, from YA to adult, from queer to queerer.