Erika Hardison

Erika Hardison is a writer, social media junkie, podcaster, publisher and aspiring novelist from Chicago currently residing in New Jersey. When she's not bridging the gap between Black feminism and superheroes on, she's spending sleepless nights as a new mom with her talkative toddler playing and giggling under the covers.

Read Harder: An Own Voices YA Book With a Black Main Character That Isn’t About Black Pain

We've got books for the Read Harder task asking you to read an own voices YA book with a Black main character that isn't about Black pain.

20 Scary Comics For The Haunting Season

I’ve compiled a list of the best scary comics, graphic novels, manga and webtoons to scare and creep you out this season, including Dracula, Motherf**ker! by Alex de Campi and Erica Henderson.

7 Books for Young Readers Where School Is The Social Setting

Get your school spirit with these books for young readers set in school, including Smash It! by Francina Simone.

17 Excellent Short Stories By Black Authors

These short stories by Black authors include some of the best Black short stories published, for middle graders, YA readers, and adults.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With These 8 Books

This Hispanic Heritage month, pick up these books by Hispanic authors writing about feminism, immigration, heroism, and more, including titles like A Spy in the Struggle by Aya de León.

8 Epic Friendships in Sci-fi and Fantasy Books

When you throw magic and science fictional worlds at these companions, you get some of the most epic friendships in sci-fi and fantasy.

10 New Horror Manga To Read in Time for Halloween

Are you prepared for the explicit gore of these new horror manga reads? Dive into our recommendations for your best starting points.

12 Manga For Kids, From Early To Middle Grade Readers

If you’re ready for your early readers and middle schoolers to explore manga, this is our list of the best manga for kids to get started, including Children of the Sea by Daisuke Igarashi.

11 YA Books Exploring The Realities Of Poverty

Find powerful stories that will broaden your understanding of the hardships faced by marginalized communities in these YA books about poverty.

19 Black Feminist Books You Need In Your Library

Essential Black feminist books, non-fiction, and comics that are full of Black feminist thought, critiques, storytelling and analysis, including The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson and more.