Read Brave 2013-2018

Read Brave Saint Paul is a citywide, intergenerational reading program set around a common theme relevant to the city.

Read Brave 2013 - 2018

Before expanding to Read Brave Saint Paul in 2018, Read Brave was Saint Paul Public Library’s annual program encouraging youth and adults to read and come together around a young adult novel. The program encourages intergenerational dialog about thought-provoking, contemporary issues facing teens and culminates with a visit by the author.

Each year, hundreds of copies of the Read Brave book are distributed to the community, primarily to teens in the Saint Paul Public School system. When teens own the book, they take ownership of the reading, get the thrill of a personalized autograph, and are able to share the book with friends and family.

Read Brave Books


Everybody Sees the Ants


Eleanor & Park


How It Went Down






Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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