This is a community curriculum, a collection of books offered by rural artists and neighbors for use in our shared future. Request them at your local library!

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  • A Darker Wilderness edited by Erin Sharkey
  • Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafer
  • Ani.mystic by Gordon White
  • An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Binti by Nnedi Okarafer
  • Blueprint for Revolution by Srđa Popović 
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Church of the Wild by Victoria Loorz
  • Cry Baby by Ben Perry
  • Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe by Kathleen Ash-Milby
  • Holistic Dental Care by Nadine Artemis
  • How to Disappear by Akiko Busch
  • How to Imagine by Gianfranco Baruchello
  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • Liberated to the Bone by Susan Raffo
  • Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
  • Make Your Art No Matter What by Beth Pickens
  • Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison by W. Jackson Rushing and Kristin Makholm
  • Murder on Red River by Marcie Rendon
  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
  • Plants Have So Much To Give Us All We Have To Do is Ask by Wendy Makoons
  • Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown
  • Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker, Jules Scheele (Illustrations)
  • Queer Nature by Michael Walsh
  • Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty
  • Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, Mai’a Williams et al.
  • Stability & Stewardship: Indigenous Approaches to Resource Management by Cecily Rose Engelhart 
  • THE STARS: A guide to the constellations, sun, moon, planets and other features of the heavens (A Golden Nature Guide) by H. A. Rey
  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by  Charlie Mackesy
  • The Carrying by Ada Limon
  • The Escape Artists by Susanne Crane
  • The Future of Love by Mai'a Williams 
  • The Healing Wisdom of Afica: Finding Life Purpose Through Nature, Ritual, and Community by Malidoma Patrice Some
  • The Journey of Crazy Horse by Joseph M Marshall III
  • The Little Book of Letting Go by Hugh Prather
  • The Night Watchmen by Louise Erdrich
  • The Songs of Trees by David George Haskell
  • Underflows: Queer Trans Ecologies and River Justice by Cleo Wolfle Hazard
  • White Fang by Jack London
  • Wildcard Quilt by Janisse Ray
  • Wisdom Lessons by Mary Lyons
  • Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong and Howard Goldblatt
  • You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
  • Y’all Means All by Zane McNeil
  • You Play the Girl by Corina Chocano

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