Title Braiding Sweetgrass
Author Robin Wall Kimmerer
Brief Description As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as "the younger brothers of creation."
Recommended By Jessica Smith, Youth Services
Why She Chose It One genre I have always struggled with is nonfiction, but recently I’ve been drawn to the outdoors and nature. I have been dreaming of a life in the woods. Braiding Sweetgrass is such a hopeful and beautiful book to read if you are looking for healthier ways to connect with the earth, and to learn more about all the wisdom lost with colonialization.
Check it out →