SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, July 29, 2020 – The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the culminating event in the second chapter of the statewide book club, One Book | One Minnesota.
This statewide virtual event will feature Sun Yung Shin, editor of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, in conversation with contributors Taiyon Coleman, Shannon Gibney, David Lawrence Grant, Carolyn Holbrook, IBé, and Andrea Jenkins.
A Good Time for the Truth, published in 2016 by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, is a series of essays in which sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a Native person or a person of color in Minnesota. With unflinching generosity, these authors take readers into their lives, sharing experiences that we all must understand if we are to come together in real relationships.A Good Time for the Truth is available on multiple platforms. Readers can access the digital book for free on Ebooks Minnesota for ten weeks, until August 23. Hard copies of the book will be available through the Minnesota Historical Society Press and independent bookstores across the state, as well as public libraries as social distancing allows. Libraries across the state are convening local book discussions for their communities. Links to resources for libraries and schools and more information about the program can be found at www.thefriends.org/onebook.