One Book | One Minnesota is a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss.
Libraries are essential for connection, and through One Book | One Minnesota, libraries across the state will connect their communities through stories. The program aims to bring Minnesotans closer together during this time of distance and adversity.
One Book: Fourth Chapter
The featured book for spring 2021 is Slider by Pete Hautman
Get the Book:
David can eat an entire sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and thirty-six seconds. But he’ll have to do better if he’s going to win the Super Pigorino Bowl pizza-eating contest. And he has to win because he accidently put $2,000 on his mom’s credit card. So he really needs that prize money. Like, yesterday. As if training to be a competitive eater weren’t enough, he’s also got to keep an eye on his little brother, Mal (who would be labeled autistic if their family believed in labels). But maybe David’s bottomless appetite isn’t his only talent.
Statewide Author Discussion
Pete Hautman will take part in a statewide virtual discussion about his book Slider, the fourth featured title in our statewide bookclub One Book | One Minnesota.
The discussion will take place via Zoom.
About the Author
Pete Hautman is the author of many books for young adults and adults, including the National Book Award–winning Godless, the science fiction trilogy Klaatu Diskos, and Eden West, which Booklist praised in a starred review as “thought-provoking and quietly captivating.” He divides his time between Wisconsin and Minnesota.
One Book | One Minnesota is presented by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, in partnership with State Library Services. Program partners also include Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators, Minitex (a joint program of the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education), the Minnesota Department of Education, and Minnesota Historical Society Press.