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MN Reads: "On the Shortest Day" Laura Sulentich Fredrickson and illustrated by Laurie Caple

When Laura Sulentich Frederickson was a little girl, she felt sorry for her dad's birthday being so close to the winter solstice.

After all, kids had to be in before dark, so he couldn't have gotten much time to play outside with his friends on his birthday.

Maybe we haven't always needed the return of the light quite the way we do here in 2020, but Frederickson has written a beautiful book to share and read to celebrate the shortest day of the year ... and the longer days sure to follow.

On the Shortest Day by Laura Sulentich Fredrickson and illustrated by Laurie Caple is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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