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New Book Tells of Black Suffragist Who Fought for Racial Justice in Minnesota

The life of civil rights activist Nellie Francis is beautifully explored in Augsburg professor William Green's new biography

10 Must-Read Minnesota Sports Books From the Past Decade

Curl up with a page-turner detailing the stories behind several of our top teams, athletes, and traditions
V.T. Bidania is the author the "Astrid & Apollo" chapter-book series for ages 6-8

V.T. Bidania’s Hmong-Focused Kids’ Books Make Diversity the Subtext

The characters are Hmong, but the stories are for everyone, says the author of St. Paul-based “Astrid & Apollo” series

Little Free Libraries Make Space for BIPOC and LGBTQ Authors

Perspectives on racism and social justice come to Twin Cities free-books program
Djenane Saint Juste, her son Hassen Taylor Ortega, and her mother Florencia Pierre at the book launch of "The Mermaid and the Whale"

“The Mermaid and the Whale” Shines the Spotlight on Haiti

Twin Cities dancer and instructor Djenane Saint Juste shares her culture in a new way—with her first children's book
Jessie Diggins winning the United States' first-ever cross-country gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea

Gov. Walz’ Book Club: Local Authors to Add to Your Reading List

Walz just launched a statewide book club, so here are some fresh perspectives from home
Carousel & Folk

Best of MN, 2019: Shopping & Services

The best stores, products, and experiences that came to Minnesota in 2019 (like beatnik-chic decor and the Witch District)

Review: “Suicide Woods” Sends Chills, Thrills

The wild in nature and the wild in man eerily converge in Benjamin Percy’s new collection of horror stories, out October 15 from Graywolf Press
Christopher Ingraham

Reporter’s New Book Explains Why He Was Wrong about Rural Minnesota

Christopher Ingraham details his move to Red Lake County—after he dubbed it the ”worst place to live” in the Washington Post
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Books: “Don’t Put the Boats Away” Is a Timeless Portrait of Life’s Loves and...

Minnesota author Ames Sheldon releases her emotional historical fiction sequel on August 27