One Book, One Minnesota: The Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang

Minnesota, let's read together.

The featured book for fall 2021 is The Song Poet: Memoirs of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang.

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

Libraries are essential for connection, and through One Book | One Minnesota, libraries across the state will connect their communities through stories. The program aims to bring Minnesotans closer together during this time of distance and adversity.

Resources and information for the current chapter selection are below.

This selection will run from October 25 through December 19.

  • Download the ebook for free on Ebooks Minnesota here.
  • Request a copy in our library catalog here.
  • Register for the statewide virtual author discussion on December 9th here.
  • Find resources and learn more about the program here

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 Blackstone Audio; Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators; Mackin VIAMinitex; the Minnesota Department of Education; and Soho Press. This program is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, as well as through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.