Northwest Regional Library is pleased to announce One Book | One Minnesota, a statewide book club which has been created by the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library operating as the Minnesota Center for the Book in partnership with State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education.
“Libraries are essential for connection, and through One Book | One Minnesota, libraries across the state – in partnership with local schools – will connect their communities through stories,” says Jen Nelson, Director of State Library Services. “Our goal is to bring Minnesotans closer together during this time of distance and adversity.”
The inaugural title is Because of Winn-Dixie, by Minnesota author Kate DiCamillo, who expressed her excitement in her recent introduction video. “I’m so thrilled that my book, Because of Winn-Dixie, is the very first book for One Book | One Minnesota. Stories connect us, and I’m so happy to be connected with all of you through story.”
During April and May, Minnesotans are invited to read the book and enjoy author videos, reading guides, and virtual book discussions including one with the author.
One Book | One Minnesota is presented by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, in partnership with State Library Services. Program partners also include Candlewick Press, Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators, Minitex (a joint program of the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education), and the Minnesota Department of Education. This program is made possible in part by the State of Minnesota through a grant to the Minnesota Center for the Book through the Minnesota Department of Education.
Copies of the book are available through booksellers and digitally in Ebooks Minnesota