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Community Reads with DMPS at DMPL

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Book Clubs

Age Group:

All Ages
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The Des Moines Public Schools invite families and community members to join a discussion of Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. This book is part of fifth grade curriculum, along with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Community Reads book discussions are led by DMPS staff and supported by the Des Moines Public Library to encourage open dialog and strengthen community connections.


Check out a print, audio, or digital copy of Esperanza Rising from any DMPL. Special book discussion copies are available in both English and Spanish at each location, while supplies last.