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Sep 29, 2022


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Book & A Blanket

One of our exhibit books catch your eye? Take it and enjoy a read outside! Guests are invited to check-out exhibit books at the front desk. Book check-out includes a blanket so you can curl up in a comfortable spot outside in Balboa Park. The Book and a Blanket program is free, but all borrowed materials must be returned to the Museum by 4:30 p.m.

To borrow a book, simply take the book to the front desk and let a Visitor Experience Associate know that you would like to check out a Book & a Blanket. 


  • Date and Time: Ongoing, Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Age: All ages
  • Price: Included with admission

Book Library

In the Hostile Terrain 94 exhibit:

When it Rains - Tohono O'odham and Pima Poetry Edited by Ofelia Zepeda

A Pima Remembers by George Webb

Sharing the Desert, The Tohono O'Odham in History by Winston P. Erickson

The American Indian Intellectual Tradition by David Martinez

Where Clouds are Formed by Ofelia Zepeda

Ocean Power, Poems from the Desert by Ofelia Zepeda

Pima Indian Legends by Anne Moore Shaw

In the Maya Peoples: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth exhibit:

Rebeldita the Fearless in Ogreland by Dr.Siu, Tanslated by Matthew Byrne

Sing Down the Rain by Judi Moreillon

Indigenous Cosmolectics by Gloria Elizabeth Chacon

Popol Vuh, The Sacred Book of the Maya, The Great Classic of Central American Spirituality, translated from the original Mayan text by Allen J. Christenson

Chiapas Maya Awakening, Contemporary Poems and Short Stories by Sean S.Sell & Nicolas Huet Bautista

Me llamo Rigoberta Menchu y Asi Me Nacio La Conciencia by Elizabeth Burgos

Other books:

Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden

Solito by Javier Zamora

Read With Us Programs

The Museum of Us recognizes that it sits on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Kumeyaay Nation. The Museum extends its respect and gratitude to the Kumeyaay peoples who have lived here for millennia.

The Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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