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Read Brave 2020

Read Brave Saint Paul 2021: Owning Our Stories

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.

The two primary book choices for 2020 are The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus and Children of the Land: A Memoir by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo.

Read Brave Saint Paul Kids: Kids' Choice. Kids' Voice.For Read Brave Kids, SPPL has chosen three books: Front Desk by Kelly Yang, Astrid and Apollo and the Starry Campout by V. T. Bidania, and We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade.

Learn more about Saint Paul Public Library's Read Brave program here.

 

 

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The Stars and the Blackness Between Them Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780525555490
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Published: Penguin Books - June 23rd, 2020
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2021 Read Brave Primary Selection


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Children of the Land: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062825636
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 29th, 2020
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2021 Read Brave Non-fiction Selection


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Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019
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2021 Read Brave Kids Middle Grade Selection


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Astrid and Apollo and the Starry Campout Cover Image
By V. T. Bidania, Dara Lashia Lee (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781515861317
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2020
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2021 Read Brave Kids First Chapter Book Selection


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We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020
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2021 Read Brave Kids Picture Book Selection