Read the Academic Year 2022-2023 Common Reading Selection: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Kimmerer.
In Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together through her memoir of living in the natural world and practicing heart-centered science. Drawing on her life as an Indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.
Where to get a copy:
- The electronic version of Braiding Sweetgrass is free to all student through the UO Libraries.
- Prefer a hard copy? Print books will be allowed available throughout the school year through during pop-up events hosted by Common Reading. However, if you need a hard copy sooner, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free copy or go here if you can’t be in Eugene to pick up the book.