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15 Must Read Black-Authored Historical Romance Novels of the Last 25 Years

African American history and the romance genre are a perfect match. Learn more about Black history with these must-read Black historical romance novels.

Black History, With Love

For Black History Month and beyond, read Black romance novels and stories that show the importance of love in tough times.

6 Excellent Historical Romance Series to Marathon

Looking for even more historical romance series to cozy up with? We have six underrated series to add to your towering TBR piles.

Know Your History: 10 Underrated Books for Black History Month

Searching for some challenging but informative books to read this Black History Month? Here's a collection of 10 underrated books to add to your TBR.

10 Feminist Historical Fiction Titles To Add To Your TBR

Get a feminist perspective on Ethiopian history, the Kuala Lampur race riots, and more with these feminist historical fiction books.

Where Is All the Asian American YA Historical Fiction? A Conversation with Author Stacey Lee

I asked Stacey Lee for an insider's perspective on what it's like to be one of the only #ownvoices authors of Asian American YA historical fiction.

10 CITY OF GIRLS Book Club Questions and Reading Guide

In our guide, you'll find a City of Girls summary, ten CITY OF GIRLS book club questions, ideas for themed meetings, and suggestions for further reading.

Pura Belpré, the First Puerto Rican Librarian in NYC (And My Library Hero)

Who was Pure Belpré and why she should be your librarian hero, too.

20 Martin Luther King Jr. Books in Honor of MLK Day

In honor of MLK Day 2020, we have 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. books that reflect Dr. King’s fight for equality, liberty, and justice for all. 

A Close Reading Of Pride And Prejudice’s First Line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged…”

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." What does it mean?

Read Harder: A Historical Fiction Novel Not Set in WWII

It can seem like every historical fiction read focuses on one event, but we've got historical fiction novels not set in WWII for the Read Harder challenge.

7 Westerns That Defy Typical Colonialist Narratives

These Westerns by Native and non-Native people defy colonialist narratives that perpetuate stereotypes.

A Brief (and Admittedly Incomplete) History of Cookbooks

From ancient Mesopotamia to the year's most popular cookbooks, this brief (and admittedly incomplete) history of cookbooks examines our culinary roots.

Around the World in 8 Books: 2020 Global Historical Fiction

Look forward to a trip around the world, and back in time, while learning the history of far flung places with these 2020 global historical fiction reads.

7 of the Best Books About Sisi, Empress of Austria

Get to know the facts and the legend surrounding Sisi, Empress of Austria, through these historical fiction and nonfiction books.