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The Night Watchman

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

First printing, first edition. Signed by Louise.

Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather, who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman.

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Featured Books

Making a Difference: My Fight for Native Rights and Social Justice
by Ada Deer
Making a Difference: My Fight for Native Rights and Social Justice
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An American Sunrise: Poems
by Joy Harjo
An American Sunrise: Poems
  • Price: $25.95    (Hardcover)
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A deeply personal story, written with humor and honesty, this book is a testimony to the ability of one individual to change the course of history through hard work, perseverance, and an unwavering commitment to social justice. "A personal hero of mine." ~Louise Erdrich

A stunning new volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the U.S. Harjo's poems sing of beauty and survival, illuminating a spirituality that connects her to her ancestors and thrums with the quiet anger of living in the ruins of injustice.

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Peace, Love, Action! Everyday Acts of Goodness from A to Z

Sunday, December 1st @ 3-5pm
Birchbark Books

Artist and author Tanya Zabinski will be at Birchbark signing copies of her new book and inviting young readers to roll up their sleeves, get inspired, and take action to build a sustainable, just, and loving world. Peace, Love, Action! is an illustrated, illuminated A-Z of everyday actions that directly make a peaceful, fun, and vibrant world, with original artworks bringing each action to life. Jane Goodall says of the book: "Peace Love Action! perfectly embodies one of the key messages that I am always trying to get across to children around the world—that every day we live on this planet, we make some impact—and we have a choice as to what sort of difference we make."

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