Anne Mai Yee Jansen

Anne Mai Yee Jansen is a literature and ethnic studies professor and a lifelong story addict. She exists on a steady diet of books and hot chocolate, with a heaping side of travel whenever possible. Originally hailing from the sun and sandstone of southern California, she currently resides with her partner, offspring, and feline companion in the sleepy mountains of western North Carolina.

Poetry to Get You Through the Winter

Here are poetry collections, like Desgraciado: The Collected Letters by Angel Dominguez, that will have you parsing through your emotions and engaging in introspection — perfect for the colder months.

8 Enchanting YA Fairy Tales to Feast on This Fall

Snatch your favorite enchanting YA fairy tales book off the shelves — perhaps Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen? — and hunker down for a long, dark night full of stardust and mischief.

No Tricks, Just Treats: Fun Halloween Books for Adults

Whether you're seeking a witchy woo-ing, a macabre mystery, or a phantasmagoric fantasy, you'll love these Halloween books for adults, like The Monsters We Defy by Leslye Penelope.

Halloween Cards, Crafts, and Paper Goods for Book Lovers

From home decor to book accessories, these bookish goodies will help you bring paper play into your Halloween season this year.

Helpful Books to Teach Sex and Anatomy to Kids of All Ages

From picture books to reads for teens, sex education books for kids are more important than ever in this age of censorship, including Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!) by Sonya Renee Taylor .

Crossing Over: Middle Grade and YA Novels By Your Favorite Authors of Adult Fiction

These authors are beloved in the adult fiction aisle, but they're crossing over into middle grade and young adult books, too!

From Braaaiiiins to Hordes: What Are Zombies a Metaphor For?

A society's monsters reflect its fears, so what does our long-running obsession with zombies represent about us?

Out of This World: New MG & YA Sci-Fi and Fantasy

There are so many fantastic SFF books for middle grade and YA readers that it can be overwhelming. Here's a good place to start.

11 Time Travel Novels That Will Transport You

Time travel novels bring time periods together in new and thought-provoking ways. Here are some you can't miss.

Quiz: Get a Rec for an Under-the-Radar Novel by a Popular Author

So you've read that one book, but what about a lesser known one? Find out which under-the-radar book you should read next.