Jaime Herndon

Jaime Herndon finished her MFA in nonfiction writing at Columbia, after leaving a life of psychosocial oncology and maternal-child health work. She is a writer, editor, and book reviewer who drinks way too much coffee. She is a new-ish mom, so the coffee comes in extra handy. Twitter: @IvyTarHeelJaime

Essay Collections That Make You Necessarily Uncomfortable

Learning is supposed to be uncomfortable. It challenges you to reconsider long-held beliefs and gives you the opportunity to change.

How I Learned to Love the Motherhood Memoir Again (Sort Of)

Books About the Outdoors to Help Kids Celebrate Great Outdoors Month

From picture books about camping adventures, like Fatima’s Great Outdoors, to parenting books with advice on incorporating nature, like Outdoor Kids in an Inside World, these books help bring kids outdoors.

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Celebrate the The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art's 20th anniversary with a whole summer of Eric Carle goodness!

15 Wildly Interesting Historical Fiction Chapter Books

For kids, teens, and in-betweens, check out the best historical fiction chapter books divided by time period, including Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte.

Thought-Provoking Fiction About Motherhood and Family

Relationships are hard. Familial relationships and motherhood especially so. These fascinating books explore the nuances of them.

Books to Read for Jewish American Heritage Month

The books showcase Jewish Americans, highlight our diversity, explore aspects of our culture, and are snapshots of Jewish life in America, including People Love Dead Jews: Reports From a Haunted Present by Dara Horn.

Graphic Novels About Science

From the periodic table to a dive into microchemistry, these graphic novels about science make learning fun, visual, and more accessible.

Middle Grade Graphic Novels to Lose Yourself In

From girls battling dragons to stories of summer camp, these graphic novels have beautiful art and text that’ll have you ready for more, like Wingbearer by Marjorie Liu, Teny Issakhanian.

Women of Star Wars: Books and Comics to Read for Star Wars Day

The Star Wars world has so many great books to get lost in. Here are a few that really showcase some of its best female characters, like Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse.