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One Book | One Minneosta

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 9:00am

One Book | One Minnesota
Minnesota, let's read together!

Welcome to the second chapter of One Book | One Minnesota. When the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library started this program two months ago with Because of Winn-Dixie, it was in response to the isolation and resource gaps created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Their desire was to bring Minnesotans together to share in the collective joy of reading and come together as a virtual community.

Since then, the Minneapolis police murdered George Floyd, and led by Black community members and activists, the world erupted in grief, protest, and perhaps finally a reckoning that we must confront institutional and systemic racism – and that means all of us. It’s not the solution, but reading and educating ourselves, and acting on our convictions, is what's called for.

We are fortunate that Minnesota is home to many talented writers whose work can inform and guide us on this journey. In 2016, the Minnesota Historical Society Press published a series of essays by Minnesota writers of color entitled A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library are grateful and proud to bring this book forward for the second chapter of One Book | One Minnesota.

Watch the A Good Time for the Truth event here.


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By Sun Yung Shin, Taiyon Coleman (Contributions by), Heid E. Erdrich (Contributions by), Vanessa Fuentes (Contributions by), Shannon Gibney (Contributions by), David Grant (Contributions by), Carolyn Holbrook (Contributions by), IBé (Contributions by), Andrea Jenkins (Contributions by), Robert Karimi (Contributions by), JaeRan Kim (Contributions by), Sherry Quan Lee (Contributions by), David Mura (Contributions by), Bao Phi (Contributions by), Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria (Contributions by), Diane Wilson (Contributions by), Kao Kalia Yang (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9781681340029
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - April 1st, 2016
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