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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Longwood Gardens Community Read 2021


In 2021, Longwood Gardens asks readers to discover how one finds a passion for nature and explore what can become of that spark.

We are thrilled to announce our featured book The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham. Birds are a lifelong passion for Lanham, and in The Home Place, he also examines his personal history and struggles. Readers follow his journey as a successful wildlife ecologist who along the way uncovers lessons about legacy and his own need to inject a deeper sense of human caring into his life and work.

For our youngest readers we have selected Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson. In this delightful story, a little girl discovers her spark–birds–in her own city neighborhood. They enliven her world and excite her about nature. Her own journey begins.

We look forward to our continued partnership with Longwood.

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