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.

Through their local libraries, Minnesotans are invited to read the featured book selection and will have access to author videos, reading guides, and virtual book club discussions.

The April/May 2020 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 2020 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

The Third Chapter (late fall 2020) featured The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich. A recording of the virtual discussion is available here:


The Fourth Chapter features Slider by Pete Hautman.

Cover of Slider by Pete Hautman. A stack of stylized hamburgers has a large bite out of one side.

Headshot photo of Pete Hautman

Slider is a middle grade novel about family, neurodivergence, and competitive eating. It’s a fun and poignant family read by a prolific Minnesota author.

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library will host a discussion with author Pete Hautman via Zoom on Wednesday, April 21st at 1 pm. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Sign up here.

MLCL librarians will host a follow-up discussion after the April 21st conversation. The Zoom discussion will be held on April 26th at 4 pm. Registration is required to access the Zoom meeting. Sign up 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 and sponsored by Spire Credit Union. Program partners also include Candlewick Press; Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators; Minitex; and the Minnesota Department of Education. This program is made possible in part by the State of Minnesota through a grant to the Minnesota Center for the Book through the 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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  • Author Conversation

    Register to attend the virtual conversation with Pete Hautman on 4/21 at 1 pm.

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  • Read on EBooks MN

    Slider is available on Ebooks MN's biblioboard until May 9th, 2021.

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  • Plum Creek Catalog

    See if physical books are available at your local library.

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