Help select the next book for Minneapolis’ community read
It’s time to pick the next One Minneapolis One Read book and you can help. One Minneapolis One Read is Minneapolis’ community read where everyone in town is invited to read the same book. Have a favorite book that you think everyone in Minneapolis should read? Book nominations will be accepted until Feb. 11.
How to submit nominations:
- Visit: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OneMplsOneRead2013
- Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or call: 612-673-2509.
The book selection committee will show particular interest in nominations that provide a vehicle for conversations on diversity, inclusiveness, integration and race. As the city’s demographics continue to change, One Read provides a meaningful and broad welcome into civic participation. The book should follow nicely on the standard set by the first and second One Read books.
The selected book will correspond with One Read’s overall goals that reading this book together as a community will:
- Bring family members and neighbors together around the joy of reading and discussion.
- Encourage conversation about race, family relationships and neighborhood history.
- Reconnect neighbors and family members separated by race, culture and generational divide.
- Build a welcoming community that is willing to preserve and learn our history in the context of race.
Useful characteristics for the selected book include:
- Minnesota author or tie to Minneapolis or Minnesota.
- Touches on issues related to diversity.
- Under 300 pages.
- Accessible for teens.
- Access to discussion questions.
- Available as an e-book.
- Stand-alone chapters.
- Works with school curriculum.
- Written in the last five years.
- Author availability to visit, engage, etc.
About One Minneapolis One Read
One Minneapolis One Read is a citywide “read” where the entire community is encouraged to read the same book and join in a community conversation. In its first two years, the read has included a series of events such as discussions, movie screenings, luncheon lectures and more.
As part of the read, neighborhood groups, book clubs, libraries, literary centers and others hold public events where folks come together to discuss the book. People are also encouraged to start their own conversations with family, friends, coworkers or neighbors. You can find a host of ideas for how to be a part of One Minneapolis One Read at www.OneMinneapolisOneRead.com.
Published Jan. 28, 2013