USC logo

Book Picks for April-May 2021

Published by USC Bedrosian Center on

We are a bit late to announce our April book picks. The last year has taken its toll on all of us. With two commencement ceremonies coming up, the last few weeks of the semester, … and a bit of cabin fever … we decided on a bit of a slow down.  So we’re extending this month’s reads to two months! It’ll give us a chance to read all the essays with the care they deserve – time to slow read.

Both are important and full of excellent articles, so we hope you’ll take the extra time and explore our ecologies. Read the essays in order, or shift from collection to collection. There’s time to find your own rhythm.

The first book contains a series of essays edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katherine K. Wilkinson, All We Can Save, featuring articles by women taking the lead in building a future. All We Can Save is a must read for anyone interested in an inhabitable world.

Our second read for April through May, is The Nature of Desert Nature edited by Gary Paul Nabhan. Here in SoCal, we couldn’t think about our ecologies without thinking deeply about the desert. What does it mean to keep living and communing in deserts?

Read one, or both, along with us!

Happy reading! 📚

Bedrosian Center