Mikkaka Overstreet

Mikkaka Overstreet is from Louisville, Kentucky by way of Saginaw “Sagnasty”, Michigan. She has been an educator since 2006 and earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in 2015. By day she is a mild-mannered professor. By night she sleeps. In between, she belly dances, writes fiction, and reads books. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, cats, and snake.

20 Ways to Read More in 2021 (When You Just Don’t Care Anymore)

These might not be REAL methods for reading more in 2021, but they're funny nonetheless.

Reading Logs for Kids (And More Easy Ideas to Support Kids’ Literacy)

A list of free and affordable reading logs for kids, plus some tips for using these and other tools to foster children's literacy.

Screen-Free Literacy Activities to Give Your Eyes a Break

Stuck at home staring at your screen? Here are screen-free literacy activities to help you out and keep it bookish.

6+ Books to Teach You about Judaism (So Your Jewish Friends Don’t Have To)

Do the work of educating yourself about other religions. Here's a list of books about Judaism for anyone looking for insight.

Read Harder: A Nonfiction Book About Anti-Racism

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read nonfiction books about anti-racism.

Community Helpers in Children’s Books: Who is Helping and Which Communities?

We're taking a critical look at community helpers in children's books, including how they're depicted and who they're depicted as serving.

I’ve Got to Talk to Someone About This! A History of Book Clubs

A deep dive into the history of book clubs, including Black and Queer book club spaces.

Screen-Free Literacy Activities to Give Your Eyes a Break

Stuck at home staring at your screen? Here are screen-free literacy activities to help you out and keep it bookish.

The Best New Movies Based on Books Premiering in 2020–2021

If you want to get ahead of the newest film releases, it's time to check out our list of upcoming 2020-2021 movies based on books.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Nursery and Decor Ideas

Wonderland fans will find something to love, gift, or buy for themselves among the Alice in Wonderland nursery and decor items.

Bringing Home a Bookish Baby: Gender-Neutral Nursery Ideas

If you've got a baby at home or parents in your life, find something cute and literary among these gender neutral nursery decor items.

Bookish Accessories for Virtual Teaching

Express your bookish personality with these fun accessories as you dive into distance learning and virtual teaching.

Literal #OwnVoices: 30 Audiobooks Written and Read by Black Authors

Tune into these great audiobooks by Black authors written and performed by Black creatives, including How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones.

#SayHerName: 10 Books that Celebrate Black Girls and Women

This list of books that celebrate Black girls and women includes books across genres that center Black girls and women. Share some #BlackGirlMagic.

What YA Book Should You Read Next Based on Your Enneagram Type?

Are you an Individualist, a Loyalist, an Enthusiast? Find your next read among these wonderful YA books by enneagram type.