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Listed here are some recommendations for gifting to loved ones or kindred spirits–or for yourself. If you go to our Facebook page, you’d be welcome to suggest for consideration by the GreenGrace Book Club editors readings you’ve found delightful, informative or positively provocative. And, to comment on why. We’ll review and share some. We will periodically update our offerings while retaining others that we, with your voice too, believe are classic.

Adult Fiction

The Overstory: A Novel, Richard Powers (2018)

Flight Behavior: A Novel, Barbara Kingsolver (2013)

 Adult Non-Fiction

The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here, Hope Jahren (3/2020)

Waste, Kate O’Neill (9/2019)

The Joy of Forest Bathing: Reconnect With Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life, Melanie Choukas-Bradley (2018)

The Chesapeake in Focus: Transforming the Natural World, Tom Pelton (2018)

Drawdown—The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, Paul Hawken, ed. (2017)

Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet, McKay Jenkins (2017)

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, Florence Williams (2017)

Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, Bill Nye (2015, ed. Corey S. Powell)

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Naomi Klein (2015)

Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA, E. G. Vallianatos (2014)

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

ContamiNation: My Quest to Survive in a Toxic World, McKay Jenkins (2011)

The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change, Annie Leonard (2011)

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway (2010)

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (updated and expanded), Doug Tallamy (2009)

A Climate for Change Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions, Katherine Hayhoe and Andrew Farley (2009)

Restorative Commons: Creating Health and Well-Being Through Urban Landscapes, Lindsey Campbell and Anne Wiesen (2009/online download)

The End of Nature, Bill McKibben (2006)

Turning the Tide: Saving the Chesapeake Bay, Tom Horton (2003)

Adult Online (free)

The Episcopal Church and Climate ChangePowerpoint.pdf (12/2018)

National Climate Assessment, U.S. Global Change Research Program (11/23/2018)

Laudato Si’, Encyclical letter of the Holy Father Francis (6/18/2015)

Youth (Y) / Teen (T) Fiction

A Year in Nature: A Carousel Book of the Seasons, Hazel Maskell (2018) (Toddler)

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia,”Miranda Paul (2017) (Y)

Tales of the Mushroom Folk, Signe Aspelin (2016) (Y)

Over and Under the Pond, and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Kate Messner (2017/2015) (Y)

The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever, H. Joseph Hopkins (2013) (Y)

Stickeen [1909], John Muir (1990 reprint) (Y/T)

The Lorax, Dr. Seuss (1971) (Y)

The Lord’s Oyster, Gilbert Byron (1957) (Y/T)

Youth (Y) / Teen (T) Non-Fiction

Our House in on Fire: Greta Thunberg’s Call to Save the Planet, Jeanette Winter (2019) (Y)

The Chesapeake in Focus: Transforming the Natural World, Tom Pelton (2018) (T)

Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our PlanetHarriet Rohmer  (2010) (Y/T)

Turning the Tide: Saving the Chesapeake Bay, Tom Horton (2003) (T)