The Silenced
Young Readers
By 
James DeVita
A Shelf Awareness Reading Group Choice

Marena struggles to remember what life was like before the Zero Tolerance Party installed listening devices in every home and eliminated difference. But when the new Minister of Education cracks down in her school, Marena decides it’s finally time to fight back, embarking on a campaign of life-affirming civil disobedience.

Fiction
By 
Shawn Otto
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

When John White is caught embezzling, his employer offers him a choice: prison, or participating in corporate sabotage. His decision takes him to a remote reservation in northern Minnesota and down a path of dangerous choices, in a gripping tale of power, loss, and the ultimate price of the American Dream.

River House
Poetry
By 
Sally Keith

These are poems of absence, written in the wake of terrible loss. Addressing death, art, travel, and beauty—assembling a guide to survival in the face of the seemingly insurmountable—this collection finds, in mourning, what it means to survive.

Pictograph
Poetry
By 
Melissa Kwasny

Inspired by ancient pictograph and petroglyph sites, this collection captures the intersection of the natural world and sacred art. These poems fill this space with new, personal meaning: brief glimpses of starlight suggest the impermanence of life, the controlled burn of a forest hints at aging.

Ordinary Wolves
Fiction
By 
Seth Kantner
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2004

Born and raised in the Arctic, Cutuk Hawcley has learned to provide for himself by hunting, fishing, and trading. But when he leaves for the city as a young man, incompatible realities collide, forcing Cutuk to choose between two worlds—both seemingly bent on rejecting him.

Seth Kantner

Born and raised in the wilderness of northern Alaska, Seth Kantner is the author of Ordinary Wolves and Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska. Kantner has worked as a trapper, fisherman, gardener, mechanic, wildlife photographer, and adjunct professor.

Of Bonobos and Men
Nonfiction
A Journey to the Heart of the Congo
By 
Deni Ellis Béchard
Grand Winner of the Nautilus Book Award

How are bonobos like us, what can they teach us, and how can we save them? Combining elements of travelogue, journalism, and natural history, this incomparably rich book takes readers deep into the Congo to examine these great apes and the people who have dedicated their lives to protecting them.

Nonfiction
By 
Janisse Ray

This contemporary classic has inspired thousands to embrace their beginnings, no matter how humble, and to fight for the places they love. In language at once colloquial, elegiac, and informative, this memoir catalogues a people and their home—a junkyard in the south, and the forests surrounding it.

Janisse Ray

Writer, naturalist, and activist Janisse Ray is the author of six books, including the widely acclaimed memoirs Ecology of a Cracker Childhood and Wild Card Quilt. A recipient of numerous honors, including an American Book Award, she lives in rural Georgia and lectures widely.

Poetry
By 
Nancy Reddy

This National Poetry Series winner follows the multiple transformations—both figurative and literal—that accompany adolescence and adulthood, particularly for young women. From Nancy Drew to Cinderella, the familiar yet surprising speakers of these poems tangle with imitation, performance, and identity.

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