Ashlie Swicker

Ashlie (she/her) is an educator, librarian, and writer. She is committed to diversifying the reading lives of her students and supporting fat acceptance as it intersects with other women’s issues. She's also perpetually striving to learn more about how she can use her many privileges to support marginalized groups. Interests include learning how to roller skate with her local roller derby team, buying more books than she'll ever read, hiking with her husband and sons, and making lists to avoid real work. You can find her on Instagram (@ashlieelizabeth), Twitter (@mygirlsimple) or at her website,

Staying Connected as a Solo School Librarian

Celebrating Awards Season in the Library

A school librarian shares info about the Youth Media Awards, ways to celebrate awards season in the library, and some bonus predictions!

Rioters Share Surprising Secrets: The Harry Potter Confessions

So many readers have a personal connection to the Harry Potter series, some of them weirder than others. Here, Rioters spill their Harry Potter confessions.


Whether you’re not interested in Frodo’s journey or want to read something that scratches the same itch, these are the best books like Lord of the Rings.

Bookish Clothing for Fat Folks

Check out this roundup of plus size bookish clothing for fat folks and find your way to clothing that feels good and represents your interests.

8 Librarian-Recommended Picture Books for Summer Reading Challenges

A librarian rounds up some favorite recent picture books for summer reading challenges, and to help kids embrace the magic of reading.

3 Read-Aloud Websites for Kids

These three read-aloud websites for kids are valuable across a range of ages, abilities, and native languages, plus they are fun!

5 More Books That Call Bullsh*t on Diet Culture

Oprah Winfrey to Adapt Glennon Doyle’s LOVE WARRIOR for the Big Screen

LOVE WARRIOR is coming to the big screen, care of Oprah.

Bonding With My Sons Over Audiobooks

An elementary librarian and devoted bookish mother shares her tips for using audiobooks to pad out family reading time during lazy summer days.