Read Brave Saint Paul 2022

Community Care

February 8 – March 31, 2022

Read Brave Saint Paul is a citywide, intergenerational reading initiative that centers the power of books to ignite empathy and help us think of big ideas to build a better Saint Paul. Read Brave connects readers of all ages to one another through the five books, their authors, programs, and a call to action.


Talk about the books and the theme of community care with your neighbors, friends, and family. Use our toolkit that provides resources for digging in and facilitating brave conversations that push our city forward. Resources in the toolkit can help you host a conversation, your own event, or incorporate Read Brave into a classroom, book club, or another group.

Book Discussion Questions

Event Recordings

More Resources


Recipes for Care

What does community care look like to you? Local artist and What We Hunger For contributor, Ánh-Hoa Thị Nguyễn, curated two Recipes for Care exhibitions at Rondo and Sun Ray libraries during Read Brave 2022. 

Explore recipes for food, self-care, and/or community care submitted by community members in the virtual gallery.

Showing care for community can come in many forms—including volunteering! Find fun and meaningful volunteer opportunities at Saint Paul Public Library to act on community care in your neighborhood.

Questions about Read Brave?

Get in touch with the Read Brave Team using the form below with any questions you have about Read Brave books, events, or partnerships.

More Read Brave

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Photo Highlights

Read Brave Saint Paul is brought to you by the Saint Paul Public Library and The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.

This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, with special support from the Saint Paul Saints and Bernadette and Jeffrey Janisch.

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