Nikki DeMarco

The inimitable Nikki DeMarco is as well-traveled as she is well-read. Being an enneagram 3, Aries, high school librarian, makes her love for efficiency is unmatched. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, and is passionate about helping teens connect to books. Nikki has an MFA in creative writing, is a TBR bibliologist, and writes for Harlequin, Audible, Kobo, and MacMillan. Since that leaves her so much time, she’s currently working on writing a romance novel, too. Find her on all socials @iamnikkidemarco (Instagram, Twitter, Threads)

Black Girls of YA Historical Fiction

These YA historical fictions show how Black girls have been smart and brave since there have been Black girls on this planet.

How to Get Teens Interested in Poetry

With National Poetry Month just around the corner, consider these tips from a school librarian to get teens interested in poetry.

Why More Men Should Read Romance

Less than 20 percent of romance readers are men, but here are the many reasons this number should be higher.

10 YA Books About Libraries

Sometimes, being surrounded by books just isn’t enough. I also have to read books about books, and in this case: YA books about libraries. 

Best Instagram Poetry Accounts

The best Instagram poetry accounts will feed you art, truth, and beauty through poetry. Read on for which accounts to follow.

9 Essential YA Nonfiction Books About Black History

These books about Black history, including Stamped: Racism, Anti-racism, and You by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, are written to be accessible to teens and introduce essential information about the history of the USA.

9 Frustratingly-Good Friends To Enemies To Lovers Books

These nine friends to enemies to lovers books have something for everyone, and one is bound to be exactly the book you’ve been looking for. 

How Librarians Can Help Teachers in Ways You Don’t Expect

Teaching is hard enough, and teachers need every tool and support available to them. Their librarian might be one they hadn’t considered. 

11 Of The Best Audible Originals

From sci-fi stories to thrillers, find the best Audible Originals to get in your ears.

9 Swoony YA Romances To Start Your Year With Love

There’s no genre more full of hope, positivity, and love than YA romance, so pick up these swoony YA romances, including You, Me, and Our Heartstrings by Melissa See, to warm your heart this winter.