In 2007, Brittany Gibbons began writing about her experiences as a curvy woman in her blog, Brittany Herself. She wore a swimming suit to denounce body shaming in a TED talk a few years ago. Her mission is to destroy the myth that every plus-size woman hates her body and herself. Her book, Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love and Being Comfortable in Your Skin… Every Inch of It, is a memoir of her life from her teens in rural Ohio to the early years of her marriage and as mother of three kids.

Charles Michael Ray SDPB

Bison once numbered in the tens of millions in a range stretching across North America from Alaska to Mexico. Many native wildlife species depended on massive herds of grazing bison to shape the ecosystem. By the late 19th Century there were only about a thousand bison left, victims of hunting and western expansion. But today there are some 400,000 buffalo in North America according to the National Bison Association.

In his new book, Return to the Farm: A Christmas Journey, Sioux Falls author and storyteller Tom Roberts takes readers on a sentimental visit inspired by his childhood growing up on a farm near Ipswich, South Dakota. The book also features scrapbook-styled art and photography by Jim Brummond and his 8-year-old son Zack. Return to the Farm is Roberts’ fourth Christmas book created as a benefit for the Children’s Home Society of South Dakota. Roberts joined Dakota Midday and discussed the book and his Christmas memories.

"Yellowstone Yesterday and Today"

Nov 6, 2012

In his latest book, "Yellowstone Yesterday and Today," Custer resident Paul Horsted worked with guide and collector Bob Berry to "rephotograph" Yellowstone's unique landscape.  In this project that brings the history of America's first national park to life, Horsted pairs historical photos of Yellowstone with modern views of the same locations.  Horsted is an independent photographer.  The Journey Museum in Rapid City is hosting a book-signing and presentation with Horsted on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.