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2. A Darker Wilderness by Erin Sharkey
This new collection of essays finds writers contemplating archival objects—from a 1795 farmer’s almanac, to a civil rights protest photograph of a young woman in Alabama—to reflect upon the relationship between Blackness and nature within the United States. This book is an exciting addition to the field of nature writing. Learn more about this book.
8. We Are Not Animals: Indigenous Politics of Survival, Rebellion, and Reconstitution in Nineteenth-Century California by Martin Rizzo-Martinez
The book does justice to the story of indigenous people in the Santa Cruz region by centering the narrative around indigenous stories and accounts from the Mission, Mexican, and early Californian periods. It is a story of survival and resilience of a people during a time of violent suffering and loss—a story that all Californians should learn and know. The foreword is by Amah Mutsun Tribal Chair Valentin Lopez. Read more about this book.
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