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Nature swagger : stories and visions of Black joy in the outdoors / Rue Mapp.

Mapp, Rue, (author.).


"Nature Swagger presents thirty life-changing stories of self-discovery, courage, and healing in the natural world. Told through first-person narratives, essays, and poems, this uplifting collection celebrates the many ways that outdoor spaces offer Black people opportunities for personal empowerment, connection, and rejuvenation. Readers will immerse themselves in stories told from mountains, redwood forests, city parks, and far-off beaches: joining a woman on her courageous journey up Kilimanjaro, meeting a couple teaching the art of beekeeping in urban Detroit, and following a long-distance swim alongside a pod of dolphins-plus so much more. Interspersed are essays by author and celebrated outdoor leader, Rue Mapp, honoring the rich history and traditions surrounding Black people's relationship to the outdoors. Full of breathtaking photography and powerful storytelling, this boundary-breaking collection offers moments of profound beauty and insight, inviting every reader to forge their own meaningful and joyful relationship with the natural world"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781797214290
  • ISBN: 1797214292
  • Physical Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2022]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword by Shelton Johnson -- Introduction: a standing invitation -- Homecoming -- Places of purpose -- Hands on the land -- In the name of joy.
Subject: African Americans > Psychology > Miscellanea.
Outdoor recreation > Psychological aspects.
Genre: Trivia and miscellanea.

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Coldwater Branch 796.5019 MAP (Text) 35401425261954 Non-Fiction Available -

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