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What Is Book Banning, and How Does It Affect Society?

The United States has a long history with book banning, and it’s not only picking up steam in 2022—it’s also becoming more problematic.

20 Best Books by Native American Authors to Read Right Now

This diverse array of compelling reads will stick with you long after you've put the books back on your shelf.


The 44 Best LGBTQ+ Books to Read Right Now

From recent releases to classic works, these are the LGBTQ books you should add to your bookshelf ASAP.


The 30 Best Books by Hispanic Authors You’ll Want to Read Right Now

From memoirs to Gothic horror novels, YA fiction to essay collections, these books by Hispanic authors feature fresh perspectives and...


25 Best Books by Black Authors You’ll Want to Know About

These engaging and powerful books will stay with you long after you’ve finished them.

8 Children’s Nursery Rhymes That Are Actually Racist

Can a catchy little rhyme really be that problematic? Yes—and it’s one way racism was inextricably woven into American life....

75 Black-Owned Bookstores to Buy from Today—and Every Day

Shop for your next great read (in person or online) at Black-owned bookstores across the country


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20 Books About Racism Everyone Should Read

Most of us have only scratched the surface when it comes to understanding racism in America. These anti-racism books can...


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The Best 14 Reads From the 2020 Quarantine Book Club

Social distancing? No problem! Dive into a virtual community of book lovers with these hot picks from the Quarantine Book...


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8 Geniuses Who Made History in Quarantine

These celebrated people emerged from plague, exile, months of bed rest, or wartime occupation with some seriously incredible work.