Zoe Dorado is Alameda County’s Youth Poet Laureate for 2021. (Photo courtesy of Alameda County Youth Poet Laureate)

N. Scott Momaday, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet whose work celebrates and preserves Native American heritage, will join an online discussion at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23, with Alameda County Youth Poet Laureate Zoe Dorado, who is a student at Castro Valley High School, and Alameda County Librarian Chris Selig.

Momaday, who won a Pulitzer in 1969 and has received many other honors, will discuss his book “Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land,” free-verse poetry reflecting on his connection to the American landscape and its influence on the Kiowa, a Great Plains tribe.

Momaday, who received his doctorate from Stanford University, shares his reverence for the natural world and calls for all to protect Earth. A question-and-answer session will follow the discussion.

Visit the Alameda County Library website to register.