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Join the HCRI Book Club!

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Stories transcend barriers and inspire change. Come join the inaugural HCRI Book Club, learn about community resilience and other sustainability topics, and build new connections over engaging, thought-provoking conversations! Whether you’re a bonafide bookworm or a novice reader, we invite you to join as we explore classics and contemporary works of both fiction and nonfiction.

Our first group read will be Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer, with group votes on future book selections. Book talks will be held virtually roughly every 4-6 weeks, depending on book length. In-person meetings are also an option, if participants show interest. We’re aiming for a sweet spot of 6-10 participants, so sign up today!

About the book and author

Braiding Sweetgrass explores themes of Indigenous wisdom, ecological consciousness, and reciprocity with the natural world. Robin Wall Kimmerer’s works weave together scientific knowledge and Native American perspectives, urging readers to develop a deeper reverence for the Earth’s interconnected systems and our role in sustaining them.

It is recommended that you purchase the book online or look into your local library resources in advance, to allow for shipping or wait list times. AbeBooks and ThriftBooks are great resources for low-cost books, as well as online pdfs and audiobook formats.

*If you’re unavailable for this first book, but would like to receive notifications about future HCRI Book Club selections, please complete this HCRI Book Club form.