MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — What are you reading over Spring Break? University of Minnesota Press Editor Erik Anderson shares two new books. Hometown hero and Olympic-gold medal winner Jessie Diggins has a new memoir. It’s called Brave Enough by Jessie Diggins with Todd Smith. And, you can watch Diggins race. The Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival from March 14-17, culminating with the Cross Country Ski World Cup on March 17 will be held at Theodore Wirth Park in Golden Valley. The public is invited. Tickets for the World Cup can be purchased by clicking here. Also, the University of Minnesota Press will have copies of Brave Enough available for purchase at its booth throughout the event. Mark your calendar. The official book launch for Brave Enough is Sunday, April 5, 2020, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Stillwater Area High School in Stillwater. This event is part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The event is free, but tickets are limited. For more information and to register, click here.
A to Zåäö: Playing with History at the American Swedish Institute , by Nate Christopherson and Tara Sweeney, is a great book for families to share on Spring Break. Currently the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis is hosting a fun family-friendly exhibit called "Extra/Ordinary: The American Swedish Institute. At Play". The event, inspired by A to Zåäö , is on display at now through July 5, 2020. Admission is $6. to $12. For more information, call (612) 871-4907. The public is also invited to attend a special reading and book signing Sunday, March 29th, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. at the Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis. For more information on both books and their upcoming events, click here.