One Book, One Minnesota

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

This year, through their local libraries, Minnesotans are be invited to read the featured book selection and will have access to author videos, reading guides, and virtual book club discussions. Multiple titles will be featured throughout the year.

The April/May selection was Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. All Minnesotans were invited to participate in a statewide virtual discussion with the author on Wednesday, May 20th at 1 pm. Information about the discussion is at:

The summer selection was A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, a collection of essays edited by Shing Yun-Shin. More information and a recording of the virtual discussion can be found at


Cover of The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich: a dark tree with numerous white birdsThe Third Chapter features The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

The Plague of Doves is available on Hoopla and from your library, but the easiest way to access it is from Ebooks Minnesota. Through Ebooks Minnesota, anyone in the state can access the digital book for free, even if they don’t have a library card. An audiobook version will also be available digitally through Mackin VIA. The Plague of Doves is available via Ebooks Minnesota and Mackin VIA from October 19th through December 13th, 2020.

Once you’ve read the book, join author Louise Erdrich for a state-wide discussion on Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00 pm. Register here:

Then, join your local librarians for a more intimate discussion via Zoom on Tuesday, December 15th at 7 pm. Register here:

Links to resources and more information can be found at

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 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 Minnesota Department of Education.

  • One Book, One Minnesota

    Learn more about the program from The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.

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  • Read on EBooks MN

    Read the book for free from Oct 19 to Dec 13, with or without a library card.

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  • Listen from Mackin

    Listen to the audiobook for free from Oct 19 to Dec 13, with or without a library card.

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  • Plum Creek Catalog

    See if physical books are available at your local library.

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  • Read on Hoopla

    Read the book through Hoopla.

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  • Discussion with Louise Erdrich

    Join the author for a statewide discussion on Tues. Dec. 8 at 7 pm. Click to register.

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  • Local discussion

    Discuss the title with local readers and your librarians on Zoom on Tues. Dec. 15 at 7 pm.

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