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Ethically Curious Book Club

APPE members are encouraged to join the Ethically Curious Book Club. For updates on meeting times and future book selections, be sure to join the club at

To get Zoom links and RSVP to the meetings, you'll need to register for our club at

Up next is Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Stay tuned for more details!

Past book selections:

Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro, Spring 2024

Is the Algorithm Plotting Against Us?: A Layperson's Guide to the Concepts, Math, and Pitfalls of AI, by Kenneth Wenger
Fall, 2023

How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question, by Michael Schur
Spring, 2023


About the book:

“Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return."

--Milkweed Editions