Melanie and Michael are joined by Melanie’s children Jack (11), Kira (14), and Leo (16) to further discuss the book Coyote America by Dan Flores — a book about way more than just Coyotes! We dig more into what the book is about, what we learn from it, what we like about it, why everyone should read it, and how it can be used by teachers and homeschool parents. The book is full of ideas about the importance of predators to our living and thriving, to our lives and our ecology — and is full of lessons on being human.
Coyote America is an important, eye-opening book we highly recommend everyone read. We hope it will help you learn more about living well on this earth. We hope it will help you make life better for yourself, everything, and us all.
Sorry I (Michael) was a little off my game for this episode. I failed to put some things in context, make some connections, and explain some remarks; normally I would have done that.
Essay written by Melanie’s daughter Kira, reviewing the book Coyote America by Dan Flores: http://goldams.com/book-review-by-kira-hoffman-of-dan-flores-book-coyote-america/
NOTE TO PARENTS:
Melanie says: “There are a couple of passages in Coyote America that you may want to peruse prior to having your child(ren) read this book. They can be found in the coyote’s narration on pages 22-24, and pages 42-44.
“Depending on their age and your comfort level, these two sections might not be appropriate for them. With my younger child, we just skipped over the parts that required a more mature perspective — and this had no bearing on the continuity or flow of the book. With my older two, they read them and we took the opportunity to discuss the material.”
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