One Book Northland Announces 2022 Book Choice:
Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong
by Linda LeGarde Grover
DULUTH, MN - 2022 marks the 21st year the One Book project has brought Northland communities together to celebrate reading. The One Book Northland committee is pleased to announce the selected title is Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong by local author Linda LeGarde Grover.
Linda LeGarde Grover weaves her magic again in Gichigami Hearts blending history in the many different ways we tell stories. The relationship you form with this land and its Ojibwe people will only deepen after you have breathed in this amazing work.
In 2022, the Duluth Public Library, along with the Cloquet Public Library, Superior Public Library, Two Harbors Public Library, Barnes & Noble, Bookstore at Fitger’s, UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library, Zenith Bookstore, and many other amazing businesses around the area will host events during the month of April. These events will be unique and deepen our understanding and connection to Gichigami Hearts.
Look for a complete program guide this spring at any of these locations: Duluth Public Library, Cloquet Public Library, Superior Public Library, Two Harbors Public Library, UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library, Bookstore at Fitger’s, Barnes & Noble, and Zenith Bookstore.
The One Book Northland committee includes representatives from the community, Duluth Public Library, Cloquet Public Library, Superior Public Library, Two Harbors Public Library, University of Minnesota Duluth, the College of St. Scholastica, Barnes & Noble, Bookstore at Fitger’s, and Zenith Bookstore.
Linda LeGarde Grover is a member of the Bois Forte of Ojibwe and professor emeritus of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Recent publications are a mixed-genre memoir Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong (University of Minnesota Pr4ess October 2021) and a revised re-issue of her research paper “From Assimilation to Termination: The Vermilion Lake Indian School” (Minnesota History Fall 2021). Grover’s research on American Indian boarding schools focuses upon extended families, tribal communities, and federal policies; her research begins with the schools that her family members attended. Her award-winning works, all of which are threaded with the boarding school experiences, including the novel The Road Back to Sweetgrass (Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Fiction Award; Native Writers Circle of the Americas First Book Award), The Dance Boots (Flannery O’Connor Award; Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize); Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year (2018 Minnesota Book Award for Memoir and Creative Nonfiction; Northeastern Minnesota Book Award) and The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives (Red Mountain Press Editor’s Award; 2017 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Poetry), which will be published in a revised and expanded edition by the University of Minnesota Press in September, 2022.