Tika Viteri

Tika has tucked herself into an apartment in Oakland, CA, ruled by two grey cats and an extremely finicky fiddle-leaf fig named Ruth Bader. She has also surrounded herself with enough gin, books, plants, and yarn to last a lifetime; her taste in all four leans highly colorful. When not reading and knitting, she can be found boxing, running (reluctantly), or yelling about politics online.

In Memoriam: Beverly Cleary (1916–2021)

Remembering Beverly Cleary, the prolific author of iconic children's classics including the Ramona Quimby books and Dear Mr. Henshaw.

Reading Pathways: Sherry Thomas

Get to know the author of the Lady Sherlock series and more, and find your way into Sherry Thomas books with this Reading Pathway.

15 Online Book Clubs to Boost Your Reading in 2021

All the books, all the conversation, and no deciding which literary-themed mask to wear. These are the best online book clubs to check out.

Back-Talking The Tone Police: Book People Are Not Your Enemy

Book People are not the enemy of books, and gatekeeping book and reading culture does no one any favors.

10 Winter Hibernation Cookbooks to Make You Drool

Warm your heart and your stomach with these winter hibernation cookbooks full of slow cooker recipes and comfort foods.

14 Children’s Books About Race and Racial Diversity

A list of children’s books about race and racial diversity, including Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison, in which children engage with, celebrate, and learn about their cultures.

A Beginner’s Guide to the Western Gothic Genre

Saddle up, partners, and let's explore Western Gothic books, a genre you have definitely heard of but maybe never had a definition for.

#45Lies Campaign Challenges Misinformation

Authors and lyricists have joined forces to launch the #45lies campaign, creating 45 second videos to fact-check falsehoods spread by Donald Trump.

California School District Considers Classic Book Ban

The National Coalition Against Censorship is urging a California school district to retain several books in their curriculum while a proposed ban is under review.

The Dark Side of Modeling: 10 Books From Behind The Runway

Take a journey into the complex and often dangerous world of fashion with these books about the dark side of modeling.