Katisha Smith

Katisha is a former military brat who studied engineering because she couldn’t hack it as a writer. You can find her on the internets talking books, movies, pop culture, beauty or whatever is floating her boat at the moment.

12 Worthy Big Book Holders for Textbooks and Other Large Books

If you are in need of a book stand worthy of your large and heavy books, here are the big book holders of your dreams.

21 Must-Read Books for 12th Graders by Authors of Color

From contemporary and historical fiction to science fiction and fantasy, including Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao, these 21 books are must-reads for 12th graders.

25 Must-Read Contemporary Books for 9th Graders

From nonfiction to science fiction and fantasy, we have a list of 25 contemporary books for 9th graders that are top of the class, like Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds.

Hello Glow: 5 Must-Buy Books on Skincare to Achieve Glass Skin

Want #GlassSkin? We have the best books on skincare that will have your skin glowing and the folks asking for your routine deets.

Does Your State Have Its Own Book Awards?

Get to know your state's bookish side a little better by checking out this list of state book awards, highlighting statewide and regional awards.

How Publishers Determine When to Release Hardcover Books in Paperback

How do publishers decide when to publish a book in paperback after it has been released in hardcover? A deep dive into the decisions.

25 of the Top True Crime Books on Goodreads

Thanks to podcasts and Netflix, the true crime genre is more popular than ever, so we have a list of the Goodread’s most popular top crime books.

13 Pioneering Black American Librarians You Oughta Know

Here are 12 pioneering Black American librarians, but this is only a fraction of the black librarians who have left a lasting legacy in librarianship.

15+ Great Activity Books for Kids to Inspire Indoor Fun (and Learning)

For parents in search of easy ways to keep their kids both educated and entertained, here is a list of several of the best activity books for kids.

20 Must-Read Children’s Books About Immigration

Our list of 20 must-read children's books about immigration written by #ownvoices authors geared toward readers 12 and under.

20 Must-Read Black American Memoirs for a More Inclusive TBR

Black History Month is the perfect time to read more about black Americans. Here is our list of some must-read black American memoirs that fit the bill.

12 Must-Read Authors According to Toni Morrison

In honor of Toni Morrison's birthday, we have a list of authors recommended by Toni Morrison that you should add to your TBR, expeditiously!

The (Legal) Thrill Is On: 14 Authors Like John Grisham

Do you enjoy John Grisham novels? Are you looking to read more from authors like John Grisham? Look no further because we have you covered.

The Best Environmental Books for Readers Who Want to Save the Planet

The changes we make today will make the planet better for us and future generations. These environmental books will inspire readers to make those changes.

20 Martin Luther King Jr. Books in Honor of MLK Day

In honor of MLK Day 2020, we have 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. books that reflect Dr. King’s fight for equality, liberty, and justice for all. 

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