Lady Gaga's Born this Way Foundation is partnering with the Saint Paul Public Library to encourage tolerance in the community. Teens can get a chance to board Lady Gaga's Born Brave Bus on February 6 by participating in the library's Read Brave program.
Read Brave centers on the book Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King, which addresses topics of bullying, war, and family. The library is encouraging as many people as possible to read the book, and the author is coming to visit at the end of February.
Teens who read Everybody Sees the Ants can respond to the book for a chance to get on board Lady Gaga's Born Brave Bus when it is in town on February 6. Responses must be able to be submitted digitally, but can range from poetry to photography. The library is accepting responses January 19-February 1. Visit sppl.org/teens/brave  to learn more and submit responses.
The Born Brave Bus is traveling with Lady Gaga on her Born This Way Ball Tour. The bus is going to be a modern ‘tailgate' for youth, where young people will connect with one another, enjoy fun activities, and learn about exceptional resources in their communities. The bus will be in downtown Saint Paul on the afternoon of February 6, before Lady Gaga's performance at Xcel Energy Center that night.
Below is a schedule of events in the Read Brave series:
Lady Gaga's Born Brave Bus will be in downtown Saint Paul on February 6.
Meet A.S. King, author of Everybody Sees the Ants:
- Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-12 noon, Avalon School, 700 Glendale St, 651-649-5495
- Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6-7:30 p.m., Merriam Park Library 
- Writing Workshop for 9-12 Graders, Thursday, February 28, 4-6 p.m., Rice Street Teen Zone, 1022 Marion St, 651-558-2223
- Before her in-person visit, A.S. King will be doing a Skype visit with readers, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Hamline Midway Library 
Meet Jay Asher, author of Thirteen Reasons Why, another book that addresses topics of bullying and tolerance.
- Saturday, Feb. 9, 1-2:30 p.m., Dayton Ave Presbyterian Church, 217 Mackubin St, 651-227-7389
For more information, visit sppl.org/teens/brave . This series is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.