Sun Current: Brave Enough

Travel with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins on her compelling journey from America’s heartland to international sports history, navigating challenges and triumphs with rugged grit and a splash of glitter

Jessie Diggins caught the attention of Minnesota skiers while competing for the Stillwater Area High School, dominating the field to win three state Nordic titles before stepping onto the national and world stages. 

The Olympic gold medalist from the 2018 PyeongChang games teamed up with local author Todd Smith for his “Brave Enough”,  Smith’s second book and a collaborative effort.

“Jessie’s life and career are at the intersection of sports, activism, travel, comedy and adventure,” Smith said in a recent email interview. “All of these things come together to form a woman with a fascinating story to tell.”


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University of Minnesota Press Podcast

More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands

Allotment Stories: Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O'Brien.

A fascinating and unprecedented ethnography of animal sanctuaries in the United States

Saving AnimalsElan Abrell and Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie on sanctuary, care, ethics.

How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America

Making creative laborers for a precarious economy: Josef Nguyen, Carly Kocurek, and Patrick LeMieux.



Browse our Fall/Winter 2022-23 catalog for exciting forthcoming books!

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