Read Brave Saint Paul

Launching Fall 2018, Read Brave Saint Paul is a citywide, intergenerational reading program set around a common theme relevant to the city.

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Stories by Meg Medina Stories by Meg Medina

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Read more books by Meg Medina, the 2019 Read Brave Saint Paul young adult fiction author of Burn Baby Burn.
Read more books by Meg Medina, the 2019 Read Brave Saint Paul young adult fiction author of Burn Baby Burn.
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'Hello' from Meg Medina 'Hello' from Meg Medina

Meg Medina talks about "Burn Baby Burn," her own life story, and previews her upcoming trip to Minnesota from February 19-21, 2019.
Meg Medina talks about "Burn Baby Burn," her own life story, and previews her upcoming trip to Minnesota from February 19-21, 2019.
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NYT: Jobs aren't the solution to poverty NYT: Jobs aren't the solution to poverty

U.S. unemployment is down and jobs are going unfilled. But for people without much education, the real question is: Do those jobs pay enough
U.S. unemployment is down and jobs are going unfilled. But for people without much education, the real question is: Do those jobs pay enough
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Subscribe to Read Brave Saint Paul's email newsletter for the latest news, events, and resources.
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Register as a partner & request books Register as a partner & request books

Are you interested in participating in Read Brave Saint Paul? Fill out a brief survey and register as an official partner and request books.
Are you interested in participating in Read Brave Saint Paul? Fill out a brief survey and register as an official partner and request books.
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Evicted

Evicted by Matthew Desmond is the 2019 Read Brave nonfiction selection. A 2017 Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, it follows eight Milwaukee…
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Burn Baby Burn

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina is the 2019 Read Brave Saint Paul primary book selection. Set in 1976 Queens, New York, it is a compelling,…
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Watch the Our City, Our Budget Address Watch the Our City, Our Budget Address

Watch Mayor Carter's 2018 Our City, Our Budget speech where he discusses the critical issue of housing in Saint Paul.
Watch Mayor Carter's 2018 Our City, Our Budget speech where he discusses the critical issue of housing in Saint Paul.
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Thank you to our partners Thank you to our partners

Thank you to our partners! Read Brave is also supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the Katherine B. Andersen Fund.
Thank you to our partners! Read Brave is also supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the Katherine B. Andersen Fund.
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St. Paul’s quest for affordable housing St. Paul’s quest for affordable housing

Finance & Commerce: St. Paul is looking for new tools to ease housing costs for residents at all income levels.
Finance & Commerce: St. Paul is looking for new tools to ease housing costs for residents at all income levels.
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Council proposes steps to address… Council proposes steps to address…

MPR News: The St. Paul City Council passed a resolution proposing a set of steps to help solve housing problems in the growing city.
MPR News: The St. Paul City Council passed a resolution proposing a set of steps to help solve housing problems in the growing city.
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St. Paul in housing crisis, council says St. Paul in housing crisis, council says

Pioneer Press: With a vacancy rate of 2.4%, St. Paul is in the midst of a housing crisis and the city needs to take steps to address it.
Pioneer Press: With a vacancy rate of 2.4%, St. Paul is in the midst of a housing crisis and the city needs to take steps to address it.
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