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 is invited to read the same book and join in a community conversation.
If you have a favorite book that you think everyone in Minneapolis should read, please share your suggestion. Book nominations will be accepted until Feb. 11.
To submit a suggestion:
The book selection committee will show particular interest in nominations that provide a vehicle for conversations on diversity, inclusiveness, integration and race. The selected book will correspond with One Read’s overall goals to:
- 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 or 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:
- A Minnesota author or tie to Minneapolis or Minnesota.
- Touches on issues related to diversity.
- Less than 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 collaboration of the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County Library and Minneapolis Public Schools in partnership with Tom Braun, Clear Channel Outdoor, Comcast, GoKart Labs, Gray Plant Mooty, Guthrie Theater, Kelber Catering, KFAI Radio, kreativesmith, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P Attorneys at Law, McFarland Cahill Communications, McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb Chartered, Metro Transit, Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC), the Minneapolis Convention Center, The Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minnesota Historical Society Press, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), and the YWCA of Minneapolis.
Published Jan 30, 2013