We are Water hosted 3 virtual book clubs about water in the Southwestern U.S. in 2021. Video prompts, discussion questions, and other materials used in each book club offering are shared below. You are free to use these materials for your own book club with attribution to the We are Water project.


Recommended Books about Water in the Southwest

Looking for more books about water in the Southwest? Look no further than our list of recommendations! Grab that coffee, tea, or hot coca and settle in for an adventure of the imagination.

Past Book Club


The Secret Knowledge of Water by Craig Childs

Join the conversation about the book on our Facebook page, and watch the recording of the discussion with the author on Facebook Live! -- Deserts are environments that can be inhospitable even to those who know the region. Craig Childs has spent years in the deserts of the American West, and his treks through arid lands in search of water reveal the natural world at its most extreme.


Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West by Wallace Stegner

In Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, Wallace Stegner recounts the successes and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indigenous peoples of the Southwestern U.S.


Enduring Acequias: Wisdom of the Land, Knowledge of the Water

Join us for the June 2021 virtual book club featuring Enduring Acequias: Wisdom of the Land, Knowledge of the Water by Juan Estevan Arellano.

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