The cover of This Sweet Earth book against a background of yellow flowers.
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Date & Time Details: 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 24th

Location: The Booknest @ Kirkridge

Address: 2495 Fox Gap Road, Bangor, PA, USA

Contact: Logan
loganr@kirkridge.org

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Book Release Party: This Sweet Earth

July 24, 2024

Join us for an intimate celebration of Lydia Wylie-Kellermann’s This Sweet Earth: Walking with our Children in the Age of Climate Collapse. There will be a few readings, books for sale, and some sweet treats. Proceeds go to Kirkridge.

The event is free to the public and no need to register ahead of time.

About the book:
We are living in an era of climate collapse. We feel it in small ways: when the snow falls less or the cherry blossoms bloom too early. And in large ways: when our streets flood and entire towns burn to the ground.

Climate anxiety touches nearly everything we do, but perhaps nothing so intimately as our parenting. It leaves an impossible task for those of us raising children. What do we tell our kids when the air quality is too bad to go ride bikes? What skills will they need if systems collapse? And what do we do with the fear, grief, and anger we feel as parents?

In This Sweet Earth: Walking with Our Children in the Age of Climate Collapse, parent, activist, and writer Lydia Wylie-Kellermann wrestles with these questions and dares to argue that while the future remains unknown, there is still awe and wonder, love and struggle, gratitude and overwhelming joy to be found. As we raise our children toward this uncertain future, Wylie-Kellermann helps us see that those same children shift our posture, slow us down, and invite us to fall in love with the ground on which we stand.

Lydia Wylie-Kellermannis a writer, editor, activist, and mother. She is the director of Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center and the editor of The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World. Lydia’s writing has appeared in Sojourners, Red Letter Christians, Geez Magazine, and various Catholic Worker papers, and she is a contributor to multiple books. She lives with her partner and two boys in Bangor, Pennsylvania.

You can also purchase the book online:
Amazon
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Broadleaf Books