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.

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.

10 Science Books for Babies and Curious Kiddos

It's never too early to start teaching your child to think about and solve complex problems by exposing them to science books for babies.

15 Books About Shapes for Preschoolers

Enjoy these books about shapes for preschoolers with your little one during your next story time reading.

5 Dystopian Reads That Remind Us Things Could Be Worse

Things are bad right now, but this list of dystopian books might offer some relief by reminding us that things could be worse.

Innovative Community Reading Programs Spread the Love of Literacy

Find and participate in existing opportunities in your community in the future, or borrow these ideas to create your own community reading programs.

How PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Characters Would React to Social Distancing

Wondering how your favorite PRIDE AND PREJUDICE character would react to COVID-19 related social distancing? Cue dream sequence.

Which EMMA Character Are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

Jane Fairfax, Knightley, Emma--which EMMA character are you? Find out which of the Jane Austen characters you would be based on your zodiac sign.

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