BHSL’s Monthly Recommendations: November

Posted November 7th 2023

Check out Baylor Health Sciences Library’s November recommendations.

Some of the featured books include:

  • Notable Native People
    • An accessible and educational illustrated book profiling 50 notable American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people, from NBA star Kyrie Irving of the Standing Rock Lakota to Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.
  • Braiding sweetgrass : Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants
    • As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces indigenous teachings that consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take “us on a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert).
  • Bad Indians : a tribal memoir
    • In this beautiful and devastating book, part tribal history, part lyric and intimate memoir, Deborah Miranda tells both the stories of her Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen family and the experience of California Indians as a whole through oral histories, newspaper clippings, anthropological recordings, personal reflections, and poems. Reassembling the shards of her people’s past, she creates a work of literary art that is wise, angry, and playful all at once, one that will break your heart and teach you to see the world anew.

As always, come by the library and see our display and printed materials on all of the above and more!

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