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Read Brave Saint Paul

2021: OWNING OUR STORIES

Read Brave Saint Paul is a new twist on the traditional city one-book program. Rather than a single book, the program revolves around a common theme relevant to our city. All readers — from our youngest children to our elders — are encouraged to engage in the program through reading, discussion, programming, and action.

The 2020 Read Brave theme is “Owning Our Stories: Rising Together for a Better Saint Paul”.

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EXPLORE READ BRAVE

Read Brave 2020

Here are the Winners of the Read Brave Kids 2020 Art Contest

We are proud to announce the winners of the Read Brave Kids library card art contest. Art was inspired by the environment and natural world.

Read Brave Kids Book Voting Winner Announced

The votes are in! Saint Paul kids ages 0-8th grade voted to choose this year's Read Brave Kids: Our Climate Crisis top reads.

Read Brave 2020 Live Blog

Follow along for the latest news about Cherie Dimaline's visit to Saint Paul.

Meet the 2020 Read Brave Author, Cherie Dimaline

Join author Cherie Dimaline for two public events this week including a Q&A and book signing.

Read Brave: Documentary Series

Come to the library and screen brave films focusing on our climate crisis with a facilitated discussion afterward.

How climate change, colonialism are spurring mass migration

In 2018, some 13.6 million people were uprooted from their homes, cumulatively adding to a record 70.8 million forcibly displaced.

Climate Justice: Sketch Notes (from Books & Bars)

Sketch notes, created by Rebecca Moss, for the January Books & Bars discussion of "Climate Justice."

Why Lake Superior Is Rising and What That Means for Duluth

The Great Lakes, to which Duluth owes so much, are changing as a result of slow geological processes as well as rapid climate change.

Weather 2050

America is warming fast. See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation

Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

Two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction from global temperature rise.

How climate change will impact the Boundary Waters

The Boundary Waters may seem unchangeable and stoic. But humankind's actions over time are far too much for nature.

How Climate Change Will Impact Minnesota

Ready for a Minnesota that's hot, wet, and smells like cilantro? Here's what the future holds for our wild places–and your backyard.

How Tribes Are Harnessing Data to Plan for Climate Change

Climate change is already damaging Indigenous ways of life. But tribes are adapting.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit - Tribal Nations

Climate change impacts are projected to be especially severe for many of the 567 federally recognized tribes in the United States.

Read Brave: Civic Lab

Learn about how our climate crisis is already impacting your community and take action.

What climate change issues are you most concerned about in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD and that you would like to see addressed?

What climate change issues are you most concerned about in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD and that you would like to see addressed?
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What climate change issues are you most concerned about in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD and that you would like to see addressed?

  • The risk of urban flooding during extreme rainfalls, resulting in property damage
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  • Improving access to public transit to reduce pollution and our transportation costs
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  • Poor air quality made worse during summer heat waves
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  • Ability to stay cool during heat waves and warm and safe during a power outage or flood
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  • Keeping home energy bills down and improving comfort and energy efficiency
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  • The lack of trees and green space to lessen the adverse impacts of climate change
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  • Other
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