The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature
In our featured book, The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham, the author examines his lifelong passion for birds, as well as his personal history and struggles. Lanham details his journey as a successful wildlife ecologist who along the way uncovers lessons about legacy and his own need to inject a deeper sense of human caring into his life and work.
For our youngest readers we selected Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson. In this delightful story, a little girl discovers her spark–birds–in her own city neighborhood. They enliven her world and excite her about nature. Her own journey begins.