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Discussion Dates Are Set for Statewide Community Read of A Good Time for the Truth

Aug 10, 2020 02:46PM ● By Editor

From the Grand Marais Public Library - August 10, 2020

In July, Grand Marais Public Library invited Cook County to join the second chapter of One Book | One Minnesota, the statewide community read program. Dates have been set for two free virtual discussions of the book A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota and everyone is invited to participate. 

The first discussion happens via Zoom on Thursday, August 20 at 7 PM. During this statewide virtual event, Editor Sun Yung Shin will converse with featured contributors Taiyon Coleman, Shannon Gibney, Andrea Jenkins, Carolyn Holbrook, IBé, and David Lawrence Grant. This event is made possible by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book. A link to the registration form is available now via the library’s website. 

Then, on September 24 at 6:00 PM, Grand Marais Public Library welcomes contributor David Lawrence Grant for a local, virtual discussion of the book. This discussion allows readers to directly participate in the discussion. Mark your calendar now. Details will be announced closer to the date.

A Good Time for the Truth (2016) acknowledges that Minnesota communities struggle with some of the nation’s worst racial disparities. It provides a series of essays in which Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a Native person or person of color in Minnesota. With unflinching generosity, the authors take readers into their lives, sharing experiences that we all must understand if we are to come together in real relationships and create meaningful change. Copies of the book are available now through the library.

Grand Marais Public Library increases knowledge, inspires creativity, removes barriers, and builds community across Cook County. For more information, or help acquiring a book and attending the discussions, please visit or call 218-387-1140.

Amanda St John,
Library Director 
(218) 387-1140
[email protected]
Grand Marais Public Library
104 2nd Ave W, Box 280
Grand Marais, MN  55604


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