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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.

20 Kids’ Reading Chairs to Snuggle Into With a Good Book

There's nothing like adorable kids' reading chairs to spruce up a reading nook and encourage your kiddo to read. Here are our favorites!

Being the Bookish Auntie: Musings from Your Black, Queer BFF

I take my auntie activism seriously. When a friend becomes a parent, it becomes my duty to be a positive presence in their children's lives.

If Romance Novels Have Taught Me Anything… (A Tweet Round Up)

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School summer reading lists originated in the 19th century. Why did they begin and how have they evolved over time? Read on to find out!

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Learn more about Critical Race Theory in this introductory guide listing essential reads like Critical Race Theory: An Introduction by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic.

20 Great Books About Music for Young Readers

Music provides the soundtracks for life’s biggest moments! Check out these books about music for tuneful tots, tweens, and teens, including Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan.

What is the Best Way to Teach Reading? A Literacy Professor Weighs In

To understand where we are in the conversation around how to teach reading, we have to understand where we've been. Let's dive in, shall we?

Lil Nas X, Unapologetic Queerness, and the Books I Wish Upon My Past Self

The outcry against Lil Nas X's unapologetic queerness prompts a queer reader to write to her teen self about the books that might've helped.

Saying It Louder for the People in the Back: Kids NEED Queer Books

Let's say it louder for the people in the back: Kids need queer books. Adults need queer books. Everybody needs queer books.