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October 25, 2021
One Book | One Minnesota is a new statewide book club that invites Minnesotans to read a common title, by a Minnesota author or authors, and come together to reflect and discuss.
The inaugural (the project's "First Chapter") title Because of Winn-Dixie, by author Kate DiCamillo, was launched in the spring of 2020 in response to the isolation and resource gaps created by COVID-19. The Second Chapter title for the program, launched in July, was A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin and published in 2016 by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.
Announcing the Sixth Chapter title: The Song Poet, by Kao Kalia Yang
Grab a reading guide.
Register and mark your calendars for a statewide virtual author conversation with Kao Kalia Yang on Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m.
Learn more about One Book | One Minnesota here.
The title and reading period for the Seventh Chapter has also been announced!
Coming this spring: In The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse, by Brian Farrey, a novel geared towards those 9-13 years of age, a princess and a peasant girl embark on a dangerous quest. Stay tuned!
One Book | One Minnesota is presented by the Minnesota Center for the Book, in partnership with State Library Services. Program partners also include the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators, Minitex (a joint program of the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education), and the Minnesota Department of Education. This program is made possible in part by the State of Minnesota through a grant to the Minnesota Center for the Book through the Minnesota Department of Education.