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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.

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.

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

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Which EMMA Character Are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

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7 Board Books for Woke Babies

Being woke is about making the world a better and more just place for everyone. These 7 board books for woke babies will ensure that you're raising a tiny world-changer.

3 Sci-Fi Books by Black Women that Changed My Life

Great books of science fiction by Black women.

12 Jane Austen Quotes for Women Who Take Up Space

A Black woman on her unapologetic love for Jane Austen and Jane Austen quotes about women taking up space.

6 Extremely Disturbing Books You HAVE to Read

These disturbing books are well-written, engaging, and unforgettable in some kind of way. Prepare to be haunted, and don't say we didn't warn you!

5 Reasons Why We Should All Be Participating in Read Alouds

Reading aloud isn't just for kids' storytime--it's for everyone. Here's why this reader thinks we should all participate in read alouds.

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