Braiding sweetgrass for young adults : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants

by Kimmerer, Robin Wall,

Format: Print Book 2022
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Summary

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This unique offering from an Indigenous botanist pulls together elements of science, lore, history, and ecology. It seeks to show how humans need to be mindful of their connections to the planet. Kimmerer, of Anishinaabe heritage, crafts her musings and teachings around the life cycle of sweetgrass. This common plant is considered sacred to many Native American cultures and is used not only for braiding baskets but also for medicine and as an important element in rituals. The book evolves around six sweetgrass categories: "Meeting," "Planting," "Tending," "Picking," "Braiding," and "Burning," and each chapter evokes an aspect of modern Western society in light of how so many people have gotten so far away from the old ways of cherishing the earth. Pages are filled with legends, reminiscences, bits of history, sidebars, and drawings, as well as gentle challenges to readers that encourage them. The text is engaging and goes down easy; notes and a bibliography round things off. Truly, a lovely, calming addition for collections."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this young readers adaptation of the 2013 adult bestseller of the same name by Potawatomi botanist Kimmerer, Smith (I Hope), who is Cree and Lakota, breaks down myriad Indigenous nations' relationships with nature. The creators detail how humankind's reciprocity with the earth is integral to many Native peoples' mindsets and often stems from a gifting economy, in which plants and animals make a gift of themselves and humans, in turn, care for them. This is the foundation of the Honorable Harvest, the narrative's key concept and a core Native practice that "governs our taking, shapes our relationships with the natural world, and reins in our tendency to consume." These guidelines also encourage sustainability in hunting and gathering etiquette, and in further developing clean energy procedures. Smith smartly streamlines language while staying true to the narrative's core concepts by adding brief sidebars that explain featured terminology, pose reflection questions, and highlight important passages, inviting collaborative discussion and acting as a call to action. Crisp pen and ink wash illustrations by Navajo artist Neidhardt (When We Are Kind) provide visual interest; by depicting Skywoman's creation in comics spreads, Neidhardt both complements and elevates Smith's approachable prose. Ages 12--up. (Nov.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Kimmerer, Robin Wall.
Indian philosophy.
Ethnoecology.
Philosophy of nature.
Human ecology -- Philosophy.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Human-plant relationships.
Botany -- Philosophy.
Potawatomi Indians -- Biography.
Potawatomi Indians -- Social life and customs.
Publisher Minneapolis :Zest Books,2022
Other Titles Braiding sweetgrass.
Contributors Gray Smith, Monique, 1968- author.
Neidhardt, Nicole, illustrator.
Kimmerer, Robin Wall. Braiding sweetgrass.
Language English
Notes Young adult adaptation of: Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants. ©2013.
Description 303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-296) and index.
ISBN 9781728458984
1728458986
9781728458991
1728458994
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