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ISBN: 1571313354

ISBN13: 9781571313355

Braiding Sweetgrass

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Book Overview

An inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science, and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science and a Native American whose previous book, Gathering Moss , was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. 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,...

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

Beautiful prose, entertaining stories and a wealth of knoweldge about plants

Kimmerer writes about plants and indigenous knoweldge intertwined withn stories from her life. This book is dense but the prose are so beautifully written and she approaches these important topics with humour and humility. Highly recommend!

Wonderfully surprised at the depth of emotion in the writing

A book that not only teaches about Native American values but entwines not only, ecology, conservation, parenting, community, environmental stewardship, and going from hectic motherhood to being an empty nester. Yet, the entire time reading everything flowed seamlessly. A must must read


I loved every word in this book. The deep connection and love Robin has with and for nature truly shines through on every page of this book.

Braiding sweet grass is a book that left me wanting more!

I looked forward to reading a chapter or two before turning in for the night. The author, Robin wrote with so much knowledge of nature, but it didn't feel like a nonfiction book. She explained plants, animals, and other organisms with so much love and respect. Next time I go for a walk in the woods , I will see, no I will observe, all the beauty that surrounds me. Buy this book, it is beautifully written!

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Mentions in Our Blog

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants in In Honor of Native American Heritage Month
In Honor of Native American Heritage Month
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 11, 2020

November is Native American Heritage Month—a great time to pick up some of the resonant new titles by and about Indigenous people. We’ve curated a list of standouts in poetry, nonfiction, and fiction from the last several years. For younger readers, check out our post from last November.

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