The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, in partnership with State Library Services, released the fourth chapter of One Book | One Minnesota. The newest title, Slider, is by Minnesota author Pete Hautmann.
From March into May, Minnesotans who read the featured book selection have access to author videos, reading guides, and virtual book club discussions all through their local libraries! New to this chapter of One Book | One Minnesota, readers can access the audiobook, in addition to the eBook, for free on Ebooks Minnesota for eight weeks.
All Minnesotans are welcome to participate in a statewide virtual discussion with the author on April 21, 2021. The event is free; registration is required and can be found here.
In Slider, David can eat an entire sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and thirty-six seconds. But he’ll have to do better if he’s going to win the Super Pigorino Bowl pizza-eating contest. And he has to win because he accidentally put $2,000 on his mom’s credit card. So he really needs that prize money. Like, yesterday. As if training to be a competitive eater weren’t enough, he’s also got to keep an eye on his little brother, Mal (who would be labeled autistic if their family believed in labels). But maybe David’s bottomless appetite isn’t his only talent.
Pete Hautman is the author of many books for young adults and adults, including the National Book Award–winning Godless, the science fiction trilogy Klaatu Diskos, and Eden West, which Booklist praised in a starred review as “thought-provoking and quietly captivating.” He divides his time between Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Teachers, educators, and book clubs: visit this One Book | One Minnesota page to find resources, such as discussion guides, programming, author information, and downloadable media.
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. 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.