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Braiding sweetgrass for young adults : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants / Robin Wall Kimmerer ; adapted by Monique Gray Smith ; illustrations by Nicole Neidhardt.

Kimmerer, Robin Wall, (author.). Gray Smith, Monique, 1968- (adapter.). Neidhardt, Nicole, (illustrator.). Kimmerer, Robin Wall. Adaptation of (work): Braiding sweetgrass. (Added Author).


"Botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer's best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass is adapted for a young adult audience by children's author Monique Gray Smith, bringing Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the lessons of plant life to a new generation"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781728458984
  • ISBN: 1728458986
  • ISBN: 9781728458991
  • ISBN: 1728458994
  • Physical Description: 303 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Zest Books, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Meeting sweetgrass. An invitation to remember ; Skywoman falling ; Wiingaashk -- Planting sweetgrass. The council of pecans ; Gift of strawberries ; An offering ; Asters and goldenrod -- Tending sweetgrass. Maple sugar moon ; Witch hazel ; Allegiance to gratitude -- Picking sweetgrass.Epiphany in the beans ; Three sisters ; Wisgaak Gokpenagen : a black ash basket ; Mishkos Kenomagwen : the teachings of grass ; Maple nation : a citizenship guide ; Honorable harvest -- Braiding sweetgrass. In the footsteps of Nanabozho : becoming indigenous to place ; Sitting in a circle ; Burning cascade head ; Putting down roots ; Old-growth children -- Burning sweetgrass. Windigo footprints People of corn, people of light ; Shkitagen : People of the seventh fire ; Defeating Windigo.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12-18 Zest Books.
Grades 7-9 Zest Books.
980L Lexile
Subject: Kimmerer, Robin Wall.
Indian philosophy.
Philosophy of nature.
Human ecology > Philosophy.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.
Human-plant relationships.
Botany > Philosophy.
Potawatomi Indians > Biography.
Potawatomi Indians > Social life and customs.
Genre: Biographies.
Young adult literature.

Available copies

  • 21 of 26 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 2 current holds with 26 total copies.
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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library YA 305.8 K (Text) 39493110070549 Young Adult New Nonfiction Available -
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