One Book | One Minnesota

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Minnesota, let's read together.

One Book | One Minnesota is a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss.

Libraries are essential for connection, and through One Book | One Minnesota, libraries across the state will connect their communities through stories. The program aims to bring Minnesotans closer together during this time of distance and adversity.

Resources and information for the current chapter selection and previous selections are below.

The Sixth Chapter will run from October 25 through December 19.

One Book Sixth Chapter, Fall 2021

The featured book for fall 2021 is The Song Poet: Memoirs of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang.


One Book Sixth Chapter
Virtual Author Discussion

Featuring Kao Kalia Yang
Thursday, December 9 | 7:00 p.m. CST
Free | Register Here

Kao Kalia Yang will take part in a statewide discussion about her book The Song Poet: Memoirs of My Father, the sixth featured title in our statewide bookclub.

Download the free ebook and audiobook here.

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 and sponsored by Spire Credit Union. Program partners also include Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators; Mackin VIA; Macmillan Publishers; Minitex; the Minnesota Department of Education; and Recorded Books. This program is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, as well as through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  

Resources for Libraries

If you're a participant looking for information on book club events, please check your local library's website. Resources for the current and previous book selections are available below. 

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Made possible in part by the State of Minnesota through a grant to the Minnesota Department of Education

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One Book | One Minnesota is a project of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library as the Minnesota Center for the Book. The Library of Congress designated The Friends as Minnesota’s Center in 2012, and in that role The Friends promotes reading, literacy, and libraries throughout Minnesota. Learn more >>

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