Sarah Hannah Gómez

Formerly a school librarian, Sarah Hannah Gómez is a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona, studying children's and young adult literature with a minor in social, cultural, and critical theory. Hannah is/was (pandemic??) a group fitness instructor, contralto, spa receptionist, and cross stitcher. She has been compared to both Liz Lemon and Hank Moody. Do with that what you will.

Children’s Books That Contextualize, Correct, or Challenge Classic Kid Lit

If you've heard some recent headlines around challenges to classic kid lit and want stories that do better, check out these children's books.

I’ll Take a Side of Illustration With That

Why is it only kids who get illustrated novels? Read on to find out why one reader wants to see some illustrations in books for adults.

The Books the Hey YA Podcast Hosts Are Most Obsessed With

Since September 2017, the Hey YA podcast has recommended and chatted about more than 1300 unique titles. Here are the most-mentioned ones.

Picture Books Are the Best Way to Learn Science: A Reading List

You’d be surprised how much even adults can learn about science from these fantastic nonfiction picture books, including Island: A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin.

9 Books to Read After Watching Meghan and Harry on Oprah

Still baffled by the royals' treatment of Meghan Markle after watching Meghan and Harry on Oprah? Here are some books for insight.

Autofiction is Cheating, and You Cannot Change My Mind

What am I supposed to do with autofiction? Where is it shelved, literally and mentally? Is it memoir or fiction? Pick a lane.

8 Books About Cutthroat Academic Environments

If you liked watching OPERATION VARSITY BLUES recap the college admissions bribery scandal, read these 8 books about cutthroat academics.

Quiz: Get In Touch With Your Middle School Self and Get a Book Recommendation

Give us the good and bad of your middle school experience, we'll give you the perfect tween read for you and your inner tween.

The Proof is in the Audio: How Proof Listeners Make Sure the Audiobook Matches the Print

Have you ever wondered who's responsible for making sure an audiobook matches the print? It's proof listeners!

What If I’m Not the Center of the Universe? Access to YA and Translated Lit

A reader contends with her place as an ugly American and a non-adolescent while considering access to translated literature and YA books.