America's Wild Read

Do you enjoy reading books that will change your life, if you let them? Do you like the idea of being a part of a community of like-minded, open-hearted people? Will you take this journey seriously, and have some fun too? You have come to the right place! 

America’s Wild Read is the USFWS Library's virtual, quarterly book club centered on inspiring readers to engage with conservation literature and nature writing, both classic and contemporary. Read along with us and look out for upcoming events and information here.

What books do we read together? Our selections may include books about the history of conservation, about a species and the challenges it faces, or books that impart how we can be better stewards of the natural world.

Our book discussions are open to Fish and Wildlife Service employees and the public. Even if you have not read or finished the book selection yet, please join us for these informal conversations about conservation literature, where we reflection on the text, answer discussion questions, and foster connections with one another.

Book selections

April 2022: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

January 2022: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

October 2021: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

July 2021: Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History by Dan Flores

April 2021: Eager: the Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb

January 2021: The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham

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