World of Wonders

By Aimee Nezhukumatathil

World of Wonders book jacket
Added December 27, 2022

A Choose to Read Ohio selection. From award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction—a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us. As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skies and tall mountains of Arizona, where she hiked with her Indian father; and the chillier climes of western New York and Ohio. But no matter where she was transplanted—no matter how awkward the fit or forbidding the landscape—she was able to turn to our world’s fierce and funny creatures for guidance. Even in the strange and the unlovely, Nezhukumatathil finds beauty and kinship. For it is this way with wonder: it requires that we are curious enough to look past the distractions to fully appreciate the world’s gifts. Use the Choose to Read Ohio toolkit for World of Wonders to plan book discussion groups or library programs. Visit Aimee Nezhukumatathil's website. Book jacket image and book description courtesy Milkweed Editions. Used with permission.

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