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Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults

Research guide for the Cal Maritime 2023 Common Read "Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults"

How was this book selected?

Common Reading Selection Committee, 2022-23

Aparna Sinha, Chair, Culture & Communication

Sianna Brito, Academic Affairs

Tom Nordenholz, Mechanical Engineering

Amy Parsons, Culture & Communication

Emily Scheese, Athletics

Matt Fairbanks, Science & Mathematics

Ali Moradman, Science & Mathematics

Mike Holden, Mechanical Engineering

Erika Nelson, Student Academic Support

Kitty Luce, Library

More about the Common Reading Program objectives, selection criteria, and finalists

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From the publisher:

Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrated how all living things--from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen--provide us with gifts and lessons every day in her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass. Adapted for young adults by Monique Gray Smith, this new edition reinforces how wider ecological understanding stems from listening to the earth's oldest teachers: the plants around us. With informative sidebars, reflection questions, and art from illustrator Nicole Neidhardt, Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults brings Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the lessons of plant life to a new generation.

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