What makes a BOOK Read Brave-worthy?It should: * Be a ‘really good’ book, a page-turner that will be compelling and promotes the joy of reading* Foster community discussion, and help folks understand teen culture* Be a book that youth can recognize themselves or their peers in the book. * Represent our community: Racially, socioeconomically, gender, diff-abled, LGBTQ+ communities are recognized/appreciated...* Currently in print. Paperback (by October) is preferred.* Perhaps have heavy issues, but should also contain humor and hope.
What makes an AUTHOR Read Brave-worthy? (nearly 50% as important as finding the right book)* Author must be able and willing to travel to St Paul for Read Brave events (at an affordable rate)* Author should be able to speak well to our audiences (YOUtube-ing them is suggested.)
Read Brave Books are not:* Classics, or a book with sustained popularity. Not widely taught. * No "issue" books, or books trying to push a moral.