Mya Nunnally

Having loved books since the age of four, Mya is a writer and poet who looks to explore the complexities of life through language. They attend Barnard College of Columbia University with their kitten, Ramen. Their reviews of independent literature can be found at Foreword Reviews. When they aren't writing or reading, they're playing video games with strong female characters. Twitter: @literallymya Blog: messmiah.wordpress.com

Poetry Books for Beginners, Haters, or the Utterly Confused

A collection of poetry books for beginners, those who hate the genre, and those who just don't "get it" to help change your mind about poetry.

15 of the Best Korean War Books Ever Published

A comprehensive list of Korean war books, from novels and memoirs to non-fiction accounts of the conflict and more for those interested in learning more.

Crying Censorship: The Ethics of Publishing the Problematic

Let's take a good look at what censorship actually means, and talk about the damage publishing does when it gives book deals to problematic people.

Forced Out of College Early, I’ll Miss My Library Most

As a college student has to leave college early due to COVID-19, they reflect on the most important aspect of their academic career: the college library.

Long Live the ZORA Canon: 100 Great Books by African American Women

The ZORA Canon is the definitive selection of masterwork writing by African American women authors, compiled by the ZORA team in 2020.

10 Powerful Graphic Memoirs for Young Readers

Graphic memoirs for young readers allow children to connect, understand, and experience stories by those like and unlike them, fostering greater empathy.

A Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Science Fiction

Chinese science fiction is a rich world of diverse, engaging stories that expand one's mind. But with all that is out there, where should you start?

Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate, Has Died at 88

Toni Morrison, giant of American literature and the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, has passed away.

Book Cover of the Award-Winning Book THE POET X Plagiarized

8 Feel-Good Queer Comics and Graphic Novels

Fill your heart with these sweet, lighthearted, and fun queer comics and graphic novels that serve a big helping of hope and comedy.

Further Reading After Watching Ava DuVernay’s WHEN THEY SEE US

If WHEN THEY SEE US moved you to learn more about police corruption, brutality, and the prison industrial complex, check out these books.

African American Classics I Wish I’d Read In School

An Open Letter to John Boyne Addressing Transphobia Around MY BROTHER’S NAME IS JESSICA

An open letter to John Boyne on account of his newest book, MY BROTHER'S NAME IS JESSICA, and his transphobic tendencies.

There’s a Weird, Sexist Problem in Fantasy That We Need to Talk About

Why are so many books written by women with adult content classified as young adult? Sexism, marketing, all of the above? Let's discuss.

For the Love of Everything, Let’s Make Book Recaps a Thing