Reading science fiction and fantasy can help young people learn how to cope with stress and anxiety.
What the evolution of vampire fiction tells us about modern society.
An interview with the playful, prefigurative, beloved and sometimes banned author, T.J. Klune.
YES! staff recommend books that influenced and entertained us this year.
“The Dawn of Everything” confronts deep assumptions about how human society developed from its humble origins.
“Our job, as human beings, is to learn from our suffering.”
With a simple gesture, Colin Kaepernick started a movement.
Oriel María Siu’s new children’s book explodes the myth of Christopher Columbus as a celebrated explorer and re-centers Indigenous narratives of how the Americas were colonized.
In adrienne maree brown’s new work of speculative fiction, grief is a pandemic that devastates Detroit.
In “Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin’s Hijab,” a young teen struggles to define her identity in the aftermath of a hate crime.
In memoir and nonfiction, these authors navigate big themes and resist stereotypes.
Getting White men to give up dominance is a challenge.
A look back at inter-racial solidarity between Black Americans and Asian Americans, from Nobuko Miyamoto in “Not Yo’ Butterfly.”
Sonora Jha was new to America and on her own with a 6-year-old when she was injured in a car accident. But she found a new community willing to help out—with songs, play dates, and kimbap.
In “The Little War Cat,” concepts of war and trauma are introduced to young children in a way that is age-appropriate and invites them to feel empathy.
A brother-and-sister writing team bring Native culture and love of family to an environmental story for children.
How would you describe 2020? Alarming, chaotic, enraging, or all of the above? Here are some brilliant books to help you make sense of it all and get ready for a new year.
Prepare to be informed and inspired!
Latinx writers are demanding accountability from the publishing industry—and encouraging the public to read responsibly.
Leave the conspiracy theories for later and take heart from these plague novels about action and resilience.