Reading Buddies

As we face a climate-altered future together, it helps to read together. Reading Buddies for a Just, Livable World is open to all, one title at a time. We focus on books related to climate, social, and environmental justice, meeting in person or online.

Current selection: Fall 2022 

From What Is to What If

Unleashing the Power of Imagination
to Create the Future We Want

by Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Movement

 

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Details and meeting info coming soon.

 

Meanwhile, you can preview the book online.  Consider buying it from a local shop like Next Chapter. It's also available in libraries. Questions? Email Communications@TransitionASAP.org.

Past selections

Watershed: Attending to Body and Earth in Distress, winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Award for memoir/creative nonfiction, explores the parallels between the health of our bodies, communities, and ecosystems. Ranae Hanson tells of her youth in the Minnesota north woods where three watersheds meet; of climate truths learned from her students in the Twin Cities, many from immigrant families; and of the parallel lessons in her own diabetic health crisis.  About the author: Ranae Hanson is a longtime climate activist and St. Anthony Park neighbor. After 30 years at Minneapolis College, she now divides her time between Minnesota and Seattle.

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The Seed Keeper, winner of a 2022 Minnesota Book Award in the novel category.  The book spans several generations of a Dakhota family. Rosalie Iron Wing returns to her childhood home in the Mankato area, rediscovering her heritage and the ancestors who have protected their families, their traditions, and a precious cache of seeds through years of hardship. About the author: Diane Wilson is the author of Spirit Car and Beloved Child and the former executive director of the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance. She is a Mdewakanton descendent, enrolled on the Rosebud Reservation.

All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, an anthology of essays and poems by women climate leaders: scientists, journalists, farmers, lawyers, teachers, activists and innovators across generations, geographies, and races. About the editors: Ayana Elizabeth Johnson (left) is a marine biologist, policy expert, and founder of Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities. Katharine K. Wilkinson is an author (Between God and Green), strategist, and teacher.

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