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“A to Zåäö” Book Launch

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Book Launch Dates & Times

A to Zäåö: Playing with History at the American Swedish Institute, published by the University of Minnesota Press, will make its debut during ASI’s Julmarknad holiday market and festival. This special all-ages picture book is an introduction to the Swedish alphabet with a romp from A to Z (and then Å to Ä to Ö). Artifacts from ASI’s collection were charmingly rendered in watercolor by local artist Tara Sweeney and animated with whimsical pen-and-ink characters by her son, illustrator Nate Christopherson. This curious cast of characters takes a journey of exploration through the Turnblad Mansion, bringing the collection to life and celebrating ASI’s 90th anniversary.

This labor of love has been years in the making and ASI is thrilled to share the finished product with longtime supporters and new visitors.   

Purchase your copy of A to Zäåö in the ASI Museum Store and meet Tara and Nate for readings and signings in the Mansion’s salon (where they did their work on the book) throughout Julmarknad!

The book is also the inspiration for the upcoming exhibit extra/ordinary, opening at ASI on February 29, 2020.  

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