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

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.

Why Reading Holocaust Books Written From a Jewish Perspective Matters

When learning about the Holocaust, it's important to center Jewish voices and books that don't shy away from the brutal realities of it.


Little House on the Prairie is considered a classic of children's literature, but it also has racist content. Should kids read it now?

Remembering My Grandparents Through Books (And Food!)

Books have always helped me make sense of things, and now they help me bring my grandparents back into my life in little ways.

National Parks: The Past, Present, and Future — and Books to Read About Them

In preparation for National Park Week, pick up some of these books about the ongoing legacy of America’s National Parks, including The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams.

Why a Book BuJo is Working For Me (Finally)

A Book bujo, or bullet journal, is often associated with fancy layouts and immaculate handwriting, but mine is focused on function.