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 literacy specialist. By night she sleeps. In between, she daydreams, writes fiction, and reads books. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and cats.

10 of the Best Trifling Main Characters in Literature

Literature is full of stuff we love to hate, and main characters are no different. Here are some of the most trifling main characters ever.

The 20 Most Influential Fantasy Books of the Last 10 Years

These recent influential fantasy books run the gamut from critically acclaimed to confusingly popular and everything in between.

10 of the Best (and Worst) Fantasy Tropes

The fantasy genre is built on familiar tropes. From chosen ones to magical MacGuffins, here are the best and worst tropes in fantasy.

The 20 Most Famous Books of All Time

Invisible Man. One Hundred Years of Solitude. Pride and Prejudice. 1984. From the infamous to the best-sellers, these are the most famous books of all time for MANY different reasons.

20+ Books Every Gay-Straight Alliance Should Have

Inclusivity within schools is important, and here, a queer educator highlights the best books every gay-straight alliance should have. Start with Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender.

The Bestselling Horror Books of All Time

Love all things scary? You'll want to make sure you've read the bestselling horror of all time.

10 Essential Children’s Books About Consent

Teaching children about bodily autonomy at a young age is crucial. The best children's books about consent, including Yes! No!: A First Conversation About Consent, can get you started.

These Books Rock: 10 YA Books About Musicians

Loving both music and books is doubly good for you, right? These YA books about musicians span different genres of young adult literature.

10 YA Books That Critics and Readers Don’t Agree On

These contentious young adult books were panned by critics but got rave reviews on Goodreads — or vice versa.

Celebrate Black Love With These Black YA Romances

Celebrate love with these excellent Black YA romances. Whether you like friends-to-lovers, time loops, queer love or more, there's a read for you.