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Reads for Earth Day: Explore Our Relationship with the Earth

By: Sarah Kovac, Readers’ Advisory Librarian

Earth Day is Monday, April 22! Recommendations from Adult Department Assistant Director and Readers’ Advisory Librarian Sarah Kovac

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
A housewife’s life is forever changed when she discovers a giant kaleidoscope of butterflies near her Appalachian home. The phenomenon attracts a swarm of journalists, scientists, and tourists to town. This issue-oriented and richly detailed novel explores the intersection of climate change and class differences.

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Robin Wall Kimmerer, a botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, believes that plants have much to teach us. Her engaging essays about nature’s gifts are both mythic and scientific.

The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year by Margaret Renkl
In this moving essay collection, New York Times opinion writer Margaret Renkl observes the creatures and plants in her backyard over the course of a year. The Comfort of Crows shows how joy is everywhere around us, and small acts can make a big difference.

The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton
This speculative novel follows Wanda, who is growing up in Florida as it is become uninhabitable due to climate change. Fans of Station Eleven will be riveted by this suspenseful coming-of-age story.

The Overstory by Richard Powers
Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, this stylistically complex novel tells the story of nine strangers who are connected by their quest to protect endangered forests.

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