Read Brave uses the power of stories to build awareness and empathy on a theme relevant to our Saint Paul community. Read Brave connects readers of all ages to one another through the five books, their authors, programs, activities, and calls to action.
The theme this year is Owning Our Stories: Rising Together for a Better Saint Paul. We will center the conversations around self-worth, healing, reconciliation, liberation, and accountability as they relate to the characters and BIPOC authors in our Read Brave programs.
Read Brave Events
Apr 22nd | 4:00pm - 5:00pmOnline Event
Apr 24th | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Apr 24th | 7:00pm - 8:00pmOnline Event
Apr 26th | 6:30pm - 7:15pmOnline Event
Apr 27th | 4:00pm - 5:00pmOnline Event
Show us your artistic skills by entering the Read Brave Kids coloring contest!
Pick up a coloring sheet from any Saint Paul Public Library location or download and print from the buttons below.
Local author Renee Boney-Jett reads from her book, Story Tells a Story About Organizing, opens a new window.
Follow along with Story as he takes siblings Linda and George on a journey through space and time to see community organizing in Black-owned barbershops across Minnesota. Learn with Linda and George as they discover what organizing for justice is all about!
Saint Paul Public Library staff read the first chapter of 11 books aloud to you.
If you like what you hear, check the books out from the library to find out the rest of the story!
Raed Brave Kids 2021 Book Lists
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Thank you for being part of Saint Paul Public Library’s Read Brave! Please tell us how you engaged with Read Brave so we can continue to improve. Participation in the survey is optional and your answers will remain anonymous.
2021 Read Brave is presented by Saint Paul Public Library in collaboration with the City of Saint Paul, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, Saint Paul Public Schools, and Irreducible Grace Foundation. Read Brave is sponsored by Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and the Saint Paul Saints.