Brandie DeRusha

With her MA in English from Rutgers University-Camden, Brandie spends her days chasing around her toddlers and writing. She loves to pair wine with her reading; preferably a Brontë, or an Elliot, or a Woolf novel. Depending on the mood. She currently lives in Florida with her husband, two kids and furry beast.

Indigenous Voices for Little Ears: 15 Books About Native American Tradition and History for Children

Here are 15 #OwnVoices Native American children’s books that speak about Indigenous tradition and culture that every child needs, including Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk and Alexandria Neonakis.

12 Of The Best Tablets for Reading in 2020

Whether you prefer a basic e-reader, or need something a little more versatile, these are 12 of the best tablets for reading in 2019.

Getting Gritty: 11 Authors like David Baldacci

Need more reading material and have exhausted your Baldacci backlist? These excellent thriller authors like David Baldacci write in a similar style.

26 Marilynne Robinson Quotes to Find Optimism in Our Lives

Robinson's simple, yet deep, faith in humanity is refreshing and healing. These Marilynne Robinson quotes can get us through these strange times.

Every Library Institute Creates HALO Fund for Librarians and Library Workers

The Every Library Institute has launched the "Help A Librarian Out" (HALO) fund to benefit librarians and library workers affected by COVID-19.

16 New Picture Books From Caldecott Award Winners

Find something special among these children's picture books by winners of the Caldecott Award, given each year to a “most distinguished illustrator.”

Finding Meaning in Motherhood Through Reading

A reader on the expectations and negative self-perceptions experienced as a new mother, and the books about motherhood that helped.

11 of the Best Books on Breathwork to Bring Yourself Back

If there is anything that could unite us, it's the fact that we all have to breathe. These are the best books on breathwork and an ancient practice. 

Modern Versions of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Explore some modern versions of Shakespeare's sonnets, and maybe even participate in a poetry slam, with these spoken word videos and more.

18 Books About Wolves: Their Majesty and Lore

Learn more about these majestic creatures with the best books about wolves: for children, middle-grade, YA, and adult readers.

15 Book Charities to Inspire Hope this Holiday Season

Whichever of these book charities you choose, know that you're making a positive impact on someone's life. And that is the best kind of gift to give.

16 Civil Rights Books for the Whole Family

From children's books to adult nonfiction, these are the best Civil Rights books you and your kids can enjoy to start off your own discussions.

15 Audiobooks for Those Back To School Drives

With a new school year come opportunities to make the most of your experience, and we've got the back to school audiobooks to get you there.

Reading Pathways: Where to Begin With bell hooks Books

Always wanted to read more bell hooks? These are the best bell hooks books to read, from her nonfiction to memoirs and more.

51 Good Morning Quotes That Will Get You Out of Bed

If we can figure out our mornings, we can conquer the rest of the day. Here are some bookish good morning quotes that will help you deal.