Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults


written by Robin Wall Kimmerer
illustrated by Monique Gray Smith & Nicole Neidhardt

A meditative approach for teens to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller

Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrated how all living things—from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen—provide us with gifts and lessons every day in her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass. Adapted for young adults by Monique Gray Smith, this new edition reinforces how wider ecological understanding stems from listening to the earth’s oldest teachers: the plants around us. With informative sidebars, reflection questions, and art from illustrator Nicole Neidhardt, Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults brings Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the lessons of plant life to a new generation.

Paperback | 304 pages | Lerner Publishing Group | 2022

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