We celebrate the consortium of higher education and public institutions, including Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, EBooks Minnesota, Minitex, and the Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services, that recently announced “One Book | One Minnesota.”
Minnesota author Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie — celebrating its 20th anniversary of publication — was chosen to launch this statewide book club, which invites Minnesotans of all ages to read and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss during this challenging time.
Thanks to Minitex — a division of the University of Minnesota Libraries — anyone who doesn’t already own the book or is unable to access a physical copy, can use it for the next eight weeks via Minitex’ Ebooks Minnesota platform.
A book conversation with DiCamillo and Lisa Von Drasek
In honor of DiCamillo, we offer this 2014 conversation between the author and Lisa Von Drasek, Curator of the U of M Libraries’ Children’s Literature Research Collections (CLRC). DiCamillo has donated her drafts and works to the Kerlan Collection, one of several collections that make up the CLRC at the University of Minnesota.
About One Book | One Minnesota
During the months of April and May, Minnesotans are invited to read the book, and will have access to author videos, reading guides, and virtual book club discussions. All Minnesotans will be invited to participate in a statewide virtual discussion with the author in May. Additional books are expected to be announced soon.
About Ebooks Minnesota
Ebooks Minnesota is an online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state’s independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction. Ebooks Minnesota is a joint project of Minitex — a division of the University of Minnesota Libraries with funding through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education — and the Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services. The collection was made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Department of Education through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.