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Best books to give for the holidays in 2022

If you plan to follow the “four-gift rule” this holiday season — something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read — experts from the University of Minnesota Libraries can help you find a perfect present for that last category. 

Mike Lubke battles another man with swords
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Man at arms

Alumnus turns his theater degree into a fight choreographer job.

A collage of 3 different outfits featuring MIss Minnesota Rachel Evangelisto
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The changing face of Miss Minnesota

At about the same time she was accepted into law school, Rachel Evangelisto became the first Native American to win the Miss Minnesota pageant. She shares some of her experiences and her lofty plans for the future.

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Andrea Davis Pinkney is the 2022 Kerlan Award winner

Andrea Davis Pinkney has been named the 2022 Kerlan Award winner. The Kerlan Award is given each year in recognition of an author or illustrator’s exceptional attainments in the creation of children’s literature and their generous contributions and support of the University of Minnesota Libraries’ Kerlan Collection of Children’s Literature. 
 

Kyle Skye in the studio
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Developing our next generation of leaders

While Kyle Skye grew up in a football family—his grandfather was the first African American athlete for Valparaiso University—music has also always been an important part of his life.