Department of Biology
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Milkweed Editions, 2013
By Robin Wall Kimmerer
Kimmerer is a remarkable storyteller, seamlessly weaving together her perspectives as a botanist, educator, mother and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Braiding Sweetgrass is a truly lovely read for anybody with an interest in nature. It imparts a renewed appreciation for the plants that surround and sustain us all, and as an ecologist and educator it is a book I return to often. I also highly recommend the audiobook version, narrated by the author.