The "Joshilyn Jackson Reads" Series: Kaitlin Curtice – Native

The "Joshilyn Jackson Reads" Series: Kaitlin Curtice – Native

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2020 7:00 PM

The Decatur Book Festival on Crowdcast

The Decatur Book FestivalA Cappella Books and the Georgia Center for the Book welcome author Kaitlin Curtice to discuss her book, “Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God,” as part of the “Joshilyn Jackson Reads” virtual author series.

Curtice will appear live in conversation with Atlanta’s own Joshilyn Jackson, the New York Times bestselling author of “The Almost Sisters” and “Never Have I Ever.”

This event is free and open to the public. To attend, click the link below to register for the Crowdcast event:

A Cappella Books has copies of "Native" available for pre-order online. Shipping, curbside pick-up, and local delivery options are available at checkout. Your book will arrive after the event.

About the Book

“Native” is about identity, soul-searching, and the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. As both a citizen of the Potawatomi Nation and a Christian, Kaitlin Curtice offers a unique perspective on these topics. In this book, she shows how reconnecting with her Potawatomi identity both informs and challenges her faith.

Curtice draws on her personal journey, poetry, imagery, and stories of the Potawatomi people to address themes at the forefront of today's discussions of faith and culture in a positive and constructive way. She encourages us to embrace our own origins and to share and listen to each other's stories so we can build a more inclusive and diverse future. Each of our stories matters for the church to be truly whole. As Curtice shares what it means to experience her faith through the lens of her Indigenous heritage, she reveals that a vibrant spirituality has its origins in identity, belonging, and a sense of place.

About the Author

Kaitlin B. Curtice is a citizen of the Potawatomi Nation as well as a Christian, public speaker, and poet. She travels around the country speaking on faith and justice within the church as it relates to Indigenous peoples and has been a featured speaker at Why Christian, Evolving Faith, Wild Goose Festival, and more. 

Curtice is a monthly columnist for Sojourners, has contributed to On Being and Religion News Service, and has been featured on CBS and in USA Today and the New Yorker.