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Join us Thursday mornings at 8:20 for Minnesota Reads on Northland Morning, featuring Minnesota authors talking about their work. Funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

MN Reads: "Rules for Camouflage" by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Cover for "Rules for Camouflage" by Kirstin Cronn-Mills; two illustrated youths seated on coils of aqua-colored tentacles rising
Kimberly Glyder, Gabrielle Chang

For neurodivergent Evvie, there are many things that help in surviving high school, and it's an eight-legged friend that just might top the list.

Rules for Camouflage by Kirstin Cronn-Mills follows Evvie as she does her best to go unnoticed by problematic teachers and fellow students alike. Her only safe haven at her small-town school is "the Lair", a safe space for neurodivergent students in need of a break from what might otherwise be an overwhelming day.

Through her volunteer experience at the Minnesota Zoo, Evvie also finds comfort in the strong bond formed with Aretha, an octopus and Evvie's guide to the world of camouflage. Within a system built for the neurotypical brain, Evvie finds herself on the brink of her high school career while navigating friendships, final school projects, and romance.

Rules for Camouflage can be purchased at various bookstores as well as online. "My favorite one is BookShop," says Cronn-Mills. "That's where money gets given back to local bookstores."

Minnesota Reads is produced at The North 103.3 with funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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