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Branch Out with Historical Fiction: It’s More Than Just World War II

Here's why this reader thinks you should read historical fiction and some favorite books that aren't about WWII to get you into the genre.

Fighting Back With Books: 5 Nonfiction Works that Challenge COVID-19-Inspired Racism

These nonfiction books about racism toward Asian Americans are all too timely as the COVID-19 pandemic incites xenophobia and attacks.

10 of the Best Medieval Romance Stories

Bodice rippers and more--get ready to swoon and pine for the Medieval romance stories in these romance novels and works of historical fiction.

8 Great Medieval History Reads From East to West

Get your ancient history on with this starter list of excellent medieval history books encompassing the Middle Ages in the Eastern and Western world.

6 of the Best Medieval Young Adult Books

From raw views of warband brutality, to new worlds crafted after South Asian culture during the middle ages, these medieval YA books have it all.

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?