Mikkaka Overstreet

Mikkaka Overstreet is from Louisville, Kentucky by way of Saginaw “Sagnasty”, Michigan. She has been an educator since 2006 and earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in 2015. By day she is a mild-mannered literacy specialist. By night she sleeps. In between, she daydreams, writes fiction, and reads books. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and cats.

15 DeLIGHTful Summer Books for Preschoolers

Celebrate long days and sunshine with these delightful summer books for preschoolers!

11 LGBTQ Books Every High School Library Should Have

As more LGBTQ books are published each year, a few have stood out as perfectly encapsulating the queer teen experience. Here are 11 of them, like Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar.

On the Road Again: 26 of the Best Audiobooks for Road Trips

Whether you’re traveling solo or with your family, you'll find something to love in this list of the best audiobooks for road trips!

Which Children’s Books Have Been In Print the Longest?

Children's books are a fairly new phenomenon. Here are the ones that have stayed relevant even decades or centuries after their publication.

A Plethora of Pride: 25+ LGBTQ Books for Teens

From young adult novels like Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender to accessibly nonfiction guides like A Quick and Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities by Mady G. & J.R. Zuckerberg, these LGBTQ books for teens are perfect reads!

10 of the Best Children’s Books That Promote Critical Thinking

Critical thinking skills are crucial for navigating society. Here are 10 picture books that help kids develop those essential skills.

10 Sweet Valentine’s Books for Kids to Help Spread Love This Year

These excellent Valentine’s books for kids capture the childlike wisdom of the Valentine’s season and all things love, including Honey, I Love by Eloise Greenfield & Jan Spivey Gilchrist.

The Queen of Shade and Sass: A Guide to the Humor of Jane Austen

From quips to satirical characters and lambasting the upper classes, Jane Austen's humor is woefully under-appreciated.

10 Bookish Blankets to Snuggle Up Under This Winter

Bookish blankets for cozy reading comfort, because nothing's better than snuggling up with a book and a cup of tea on a cold winter day.

Reading the Rainbow: Books and Lessons Learned From an LGBTQ-Inclusive Book Club for Teachers

I started an LGBTQ-inclusive national book club for teachers. Here are the books we read and what we learned in the first year.