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 Recent Magical Realism Novels

On the elusive definition of magical realism, plus a rich and diverse list of recent magical realism novels to explore.

The Most Bookish Cities in the World

Here are some of the most bookish cities in the world, from the city with the most libraries to the best city for writers to live.

5 Recent Books About Losing a Parent

Books like Michelle Zauner's Crying in H Mart may provide comfort and catharsis to those grieving for a parent.

10 Thought-Provoking Road Trip Books

These contemporary road trip books, like Love is an Ex-Country by Randa Jarrar, consider the ways a person's body influences how they are able to move across the roadways.

On the Unpredictable Impact of Books

We've all had the experience of a book impacting us in an unpredictable way. This reader muses about those books' impact on her life.

My Daughter’s Male World and the Books That Reinforce It

When this parent noticed her child assigning everything male pronouns, she took liberties with the male-dominated children's books they read.

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.