Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer


The Slingshot is a bi-monthly digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific novel. It is geared toward teens ages 15–18 and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

This guide contains the following features:

  • 4 Passages for copywork/dictation
  • Notes about punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, literary devices, and literary analysis 
  • Beyond the Passage and Inside Scoop boxes
  • 9 Think Piece questions
  • Golden Lines prompt
  • Book Club Party Ideas
  • 48 pages
  • Publication Date: November 2021

How does the Slingshot fit into the Brave Writer complete language arts program? Learn more on our Getting Started page.

About the book

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings―asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass―offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.-Amazon


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This month's book selection is from the year-long Slingshot program




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