Laura Ojeda Melchor

Stay-at-home writer-mama Laura Ojeda Melchor holds a MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has completed 2.5 years of a lifelong Parenthood Residency. (Because, you know, that's a thing.) She lives in Alaska with her husband, toddler, and puppy, and spends her days reading (to herself and to her son), listening to music, and going for walks in her delightfully foresty neighborhood.

3 Alaska Native Poets For You To Read ASAP

I live on stolen, originally Indigenous land in Alaska. Because of this, it's important to me that I seek out Indigenous voices, like Alaska Native poets.

Meet the People Who “Drank the Kool-Aid” (And Why We Should Stop Saying That)

It's all too easy to dismiss the horrors of an event when it's become an element of casual conversation, but stop and consider the victims of Jonestown.

I Have a Really Big Problem With Netflix’s YOU

"I want to hear the woman's voice."

Literary Tourism: Alaska’s Mat-Su Valley

What That Worrying New Screen Time Study Means for Parents Who Just Want to Read

Does the worrying new screen time study published in JAMA have you fretting about how you'll ever get any work done ever again? Or, you know, any reading?

How Caitlin Doughty Convinced Me To Pick Out My Own Casket

If you've never thought about your own burial, why not start now? Caitlin Doughty convinced me to pick out my own casket. Maybe she can convince you too.

7 Spanish-English Board Books Your Toddler Will Love

Are you raising a bilingual child? Do you need bilingual board books to read them that they can't ruin? Here are 7 fantastic Spanish-English board books!

An Emetophobe’s Love Letter To Books

One emetophobe writes a love letter to books that have carried her through a lifetime of suffering from a little-talked-about mental illness.

17 Irresistibly Bookish Earrings From Etsy

Love books? Love earrings? This article is for you. Choose your favorites from 17 irresistibly bookish Etsy earrings to show off ASAP!

I Grew Up With Laura Ingalls Wilder. Here’s Why I Won’t Be Reading Her Books to My Son.

So many American children grew up with Laura Ingalls Wilder. Including me. But her books are racist, so should we really be reading them to our kids?