Read Brave Saint Paul 2021: Kids

2021 - Owning Our Stories: Rising Together for a Better Saint Paul

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 for 2021 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 Along

Read along with the picture book We Are Water Protectors, opens a new window by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade.

Read along with author Kao Kalia Yang as she reads from her latest picture book, The Most Beautiful Thing.

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!

Local author Dr. Artika Tyner reads from her book, Justice Makes a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire.

Acompaña a Karla mientras lee el libro “Soñadores” de Yuyi Morales, como parte de Read Brave Kids (Lecturas Valientes Niños).

Follow along with Karla as she reads the book Dreamers, by Yuyi Morales, as part of Read Brave Kids!


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

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.

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