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Book Discussion: An American Sunrise

Presented by Bayport Public Library at Bayport Public Library, Bayport MN

Apr 11 2022
Book Discussion: An American Sunrise

Join Bayport Library for a discussion of this year’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley book selection, “An American Sunrise: Poems” by Joy Harjo.

A nationally best-selling volume of wise, powerful poetry from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States.

In this stunning collection, Joy Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where the Mvskoke people, including her own ancestors, were forcibly displaced. From her memory of her mother’s death, to her beginnings in the Native rights movement, to the fresh road with her beloved, Harjo’s personal life intertwines with tribal histories

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