St. Paul Launches Intergenerational Reading Program
December 12, 2018
The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, the nonprofit organization responsible for fundraising initiatives benefiting Minnesota’s capital city’s central library and 12 neighborhood branches, is sponsoring in partnership with the city’s government a community reading program that extends far beyond one book. Read Brave St. Paul, which launched before Thanksgiving and continues through late February, is an intergenerational, citywide reading program focusing upon the issue of housing insecurity...
The featured book for Read Brave St. Paul’s inaugural year is Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina (Candlewick, 2016), a YA novel about a New York City teenager coming of age during the summer of 1977, whose problems include needing to help her single mother make rent each month. Medina will visit St. Paul the week of February 18 to discuss her novel at schools, libraries, and other venues throughout the city; 4,000 special editions of Burn Baby Burn, created specifically for the St. Paul Read Brave program with its logo on the cover, are being distributed free to schools, libraries, and local organizations partnering with FSPPL.