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1/30 MN Reads: My Mother Is Now Earth

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We'll talk with author Mark Anthony Rolo, an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, about his book, "My Mother is Now Earth."

With an innocent and sometimes brutal child's view, Rolo recounts stories of a woman who battles poverty, depression, her abusive husband, and isolation through the long northern Minnesota winters, and of himself, her son, who struggles at school, wrestles with his Ojibwe identity and how he comes to understand his mother's fight to live with dignity, not despair.

Minnesota Reads is supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1031611.mp3

1/30 MN Reads: "My Mother Is Now Earth" by Mark Anthony Rolo

For more information about My Mother Is Now Earth check out discussions.mnhs.org

Minnesota Reads is a new feature on Northland Morning, featuring Minnesota authors talking about their work. Join us Thursday mornings at 8:15 for Minnesota Reads, here on Northland Morning, your community connection.