Things to Do: Read Brave

Saint Paul Pioneer Press - February 19, 2023

Read Brave, opens a new window” about mental health is the theme of St. Paul Public Library’s citywide, intergenerational reading program, now in its 10th year. Read Brave book titles and book-based events for all ages will focus on this year’s theme. Chosen titles are: young adult fiction, “Darius the Great is Not Okay, opens a new window” by Adib Khorram; adult non-fiction, “My Grandmother’s Hands, opens a new window” by Resmaa Menakem; middle reader (graphic novel) “Living with Viola, opens a new window” by Rosena Fung; early reader, “My Footprints, opens a new window ” by Bao Phi, and picture book, “The Rabbit Listened, opens a new window” by Cori Doerrfeld. Menakem, Bao Phi and Doerreld are local authors. St. Paul Public Library distributed more than 5,000 copies of the chosen titles to classrooms and community groups throughout St. Paul. The books are also available for checkout at libraries, including e-book and audiobook copies. SPPL will host free events open to the public March 1-15 throughout St. Paul libraries. SPPL invites community partners — businesses and nonprofit organizations, schools, book clubs and residents — to plan their own Read Brave events around the book selections.

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