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Four Earth Month Books to Read this April

By Milo Ono

Looking to read some Earth Day books? Milo Ono at the Marriott Library has some recommendations along with a new display on level 3 to celebrate.

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 butterfliesannual migration from Mexico to Canada, and back. 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. 

Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land
By Scott N. Momaday 

Pulitzer Prize-Winner, N. Scott Momaday describes his collection of essays and poems, as “a declaration of belonging [and] offering to the earth.” 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. 

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 of 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.” 

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. By engaging in “rootedness,” Haupt explains, humans can live with nature, rather than apart from or in spite of it.  

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