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.

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.

Short, Snacky Fantasy for Busy Readers

These short, snacky fantasy novellas are perfect for when you just want a quick bite of story, not an epic. Get to nibbling with The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo.

How I Became a Horror Convert

How does a person go from avoiding horror to craving it like a zombie craves brains? The answer is surprisingly simple: 2020.

Bite-Sized Summer Reads: Compulsively Consumable Short Story & Essay Collections

These short story and essay collections are all fairly recent publications that are every bit as hard to put down as the most engaging novel. Check out Man Made Monsters by Andrea L. Rogers to get started.

Study Up on Campus Novels: A Back-to-School-Inspired Reading List for Grown-Ups

These campus novels for adults raise questions around race, class, or gender or are simply set in or around campuses, including Real Life by Brandon Taylor.

Middle Grade Graphic Novels that Dive Deep

These middle grade graphic novels have top notch writing, engaging illustrations, and valuable engagement with substantial topics and themes.

Book Award Categories We Wish Existed

From Best Book with a Cat on the Cover to Best Book to Read in a Dark, Dark Place, these are the book award categories we really want to see!