Read Brave Saint Paul



The current state of the environment affects all of us, from Saint Paul to countries across the globe. We have all played a part in how we got here, and we are all a part of the solution. Read Brave aims to unite residents around this topic — to seek understanding of the science, share stories about its impact, and work together toward solutions. We will announce the 2020 young adult and nonfiction picks in November. Sign up for our Read Brave newsletter and be the first to know.


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Read Brave is supported by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Join us for the 2020 launch: November 20-21, 2019

You’ve seen the headlines. You know the climate crisis is devastating the Earth. You want to know what we can do. What you can do. You’re not alone – and we think it’s time for answers. So, on November 20–21, 2019 we’re joining a global conversation: 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action and launching Read Brave.

Across two days, we will present film screenings, discussions, and more with our partners at the Science Museum of Minnesota, the City of Saint Paul, Climate Generation, and Climate Reality. It’s a chance to learn more about our plans for Read Brave 2020, and for friends, neighbors, and colleagues to hear the truth of what’s happening to our planet.

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We're excited to announce the 2020 Read Brave Kids book picks. Read Brave Kids empowers young readers and artists by engaging in fun reading activities that celebrate kids' choice, gaining a voice, and engaging in brave conversations with their communities.

Read Brave Kids 2020

Read Brave Kids (2020): Picture Books

The official 2020 picture book selections for Read Brave Kids.

Read Brave Kids (2020): Early Grade

The official 2020 early grade book selections for Read Brave Kids.

Read Brave Kids (2020): Middle Grade

The official 2020 middle-grade book selections for Read Brave Kids.


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Read and rate the books at school or at home. Tell someone about what you read!

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Vote for your favorite book during the month of February 2020, vote for your favorite Read Brave book at school or at the library.

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Create art based on your favorite book or the theme and enter to win cool prizes! The deadline is February 15, 2020.

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