By Terry Giinther, Library Manager
Read Brave is Saint Paul Public Library’s annual 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 invites you to read, talk and act. Read Brave connects readers of all ages to one another through five books, their authors, programs, activities and calls to action.
Our main book this year is Minneapolis-based author Trung Lê Nguyễn’s debut, award-winning graphic novel, The Magic Fish. Other titles include the adult nonfiction What We Hunger For edited by Sun Yung Shin; children’s chapter book Maya and the Robot by Eve L. Ewing; early reader Planet Omar and the Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian; and picture book Thank You, Omu by Oge Mora
This year’s Read Brave theme is community care – how we care for each other and our collective, connected well-being. Throughout February and March, we will invite Saint Paul to read, talk and act brave.
Read the books
Stop in at any Saint Paul Public Library to check out a Read Brave book or visit readbrave.org to request a copy or download an e-book or audiobook.
Join a conversation and take an action
Visit readbrave.org to find discussion questions, activities, and events for all ages.
The West 7th Public Library, 265 Oneida Street is open Mondays, Thursdays 12:30-8pm, Tuesdays 11:30am-5:30pm and Wednesdays, Fridays 10am-5:30pm. The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays.