Friday Fives | Earth Day, Nature Books

Posted April 22, 2022 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in friday fives / 0 Comments

I started Friday Fives back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. In December, I decided to change it to Friday Fives instead to have more room for topics.

In honor of Earth day, here are some nature books to read.

I’ve only just started this book (yesterday), but the beautiful and moving language that Dillard uses just makes me think I’m there in Virginia’s Roanoke Valley.

This is the book that launched the environmental movement. Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water.

I haven’t read this book, yet. I ordered it for the library I work at and immediately added it to my TBR. This seems like one of those books that will help those like myself who have so much anxiety about climate change.

Another book that I bought for the library, and then proceeded to add to my TBR. Robin Wall Kimmerer blends together her scientific study and her Potawatomi Nation culture to help understand and acknowledge our relationship with the rest of the living world.

While fiction, this book still explores so many great ideas of identity, our place in the world, and our relationship with other living things.

Happy Reading Darlings!

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