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Monday, May 6, 2024 – Native Bookshelf: ‘Moon of the Turning Leaves’ by Waubgeshig Rice

Ten years since a world-changing blackout, an Anishinaabe community must embark on a mission of discovery if they’re going to survive. First Nations author Waubgeshig Rice revisits the survivors from his first novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, as they search south for sustainable future in his next novel, Moon of the Turning Leaves. We’ll hear from him how he works to bring hope into a post-apocalyptic story. Plus, we’ll be joined by two of Jim Thorpe’s granddaughters about his posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Waubgeshig Rice (Wasauksing First Nation), author and journalist

Teresa Thorpe (Sac and Fox, Citizen Band Potawatomi, and Kickapoo), Jim Thorpe’s granddaughter

Anita Thorpe (Sac and Fox), Jim Thorpe’s granddaughter