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4 Earth Month books to read this April

Earth Month gives us pause to celebrate our planet and consider ways we can protect its abundant life forms and resources. Here are four titlesx Interested in more titles like these? Check out the library catalog.

"Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration"

By Sara Dykman

In 2017, outdoor researcher and educator Sara Dykman embarked on an incredible solo journey following the endangered monarch butterflies’ annual migration from Mexico to Canada, and back again. Dykman’s 10,201-mile endeavor involved skeptics and supporters, four flat tires, over 1,000 monarchs, almost nine months of travel, and she rode the whole way on her bicycle.

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"Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land"

By Scott N. Momaday

Pulitzer Prize-Winner, N. Scott Momaday, has dedicated much of his life to preserving native American language and culture. In "Earth Keeper," Momaday presents a collection of essays and poems. He reflects on his connection to nature, the American land and the stories passed down to him as a child, reminding us that the Earth must be honored and protected.

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"Life of the Land: Articulations of a Native Writer"

By Dana Naone Hall

Dana Naone Hall is a nationally recognized poet, activist and defender of Hawaiian historic and cultural sites. In "Life of the Land," Naone Hall details her rigorous political engagement over more than three decades, explores the relationship between the Hawaiian people and their land and demonstrates why and how we should preserve natural areas known as “the life of the land.”

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"Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit"

By Lyanda Lynn Haupt

"Rooted" suggests a different way of living on Earth, one that is mindful, immersive and beneficial to our minds, bodies and spirits. In this book, Haupt details that rootedness allows us to live with nature, rather than apart from it or in spite of it.

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