Courtesy of Arlington Heights Patch
August 24, 2021
Read the book all of Arlington Heights is talking about – Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer has been selected as the Arlington Heights Memorial Library’s One Book, One Village (OBOV) community read.
One Book, One Village, now in its eighth year, invites the community to read the same book at the same time and share in the experience through related programs and book discussions.
Braiding Sweetgrass is an inspiring collection of essays about the natural world that weaves together Indigenous wisdom, plant science and personal narrative, inviting readers to revitalize their connection with the natural world. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to teach and to celebrate the gifts of the earth.