In its second iteration, Minnesota's statewide bookclub, One Book | One Minnesota, invites Minnesotans to read "A Good Time For the Truth," edited by Sun Yung Shin. Each of the book's sixteen authors contributes a chapter to share their perspective on life as a person of color in Minnesota. The book's publisher, Minnesota Historical Society Press, notes in its description that "Minnesota communities struggle with some of the nation’s worst racial disparities. As its authors confront and consider the realities that lie beneath the numbers, this book provides an important tool to those who want to be part of closing those gaps."
"A Good Time for the Truth" is now available to all Minnesotans via Ebooks Minnesota. Ebooks Minnesota is perfect for a statewide book club because there is no limit to the number of Minnesotans who can simultaneously read any of the books in its online collection. Ebooks Minnesota offers over 10,000 books without requiring that readers pay a fee, log in, check out, or return books. Readers are granted access simply by virtue of their presence in the state of Minnesota. Ebooks Minnesota is a program of Minitex, a division of the University of Minnesota Libraries.
"I'm proud that Minitex supports Minnesota's statewide book club by offering "A Good Time For the Truth" in Ebooks Minnesota," says Minitex Director Maggie Snow. "We're eager to support this much-needed conversation."
One Book | One Minnesota is presented by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, acting as the Minnesota Center for the Book, in partnership with State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education. One Book | One Minnesota launched this spring with "Because of Winn-Dixie," by Kate DiCamillo.
About The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is the Library of Congress-designated Center for the Book in Minnesota. As our state’s Center for the Book, The Friends promotes reading, literacy, libraries, and books statewide. An independent, nonprofit organization celebrating 75 years, The Friends acts as a catalyst for libraries to strengthen and inspire their communities. The friends invests in the Saint Paul Public Library through fundraising, advocacy, and programming; as a result, our Library is a nationally-recognized leader in serving its community. The Friends also serves libraries across the country and internationally through its consulting service, Library Strategies. For more information, contact The Friends at 651-222-3242 or visit thefriends.org.
About Minnesota State Library Services
State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, partners with libraries to achieve equity and excellence in our collective work for Minnesotans. Division staff are consultants who help libraries plan, develop and implement high-quality services that address community needs. State Library Services administers federal grant, state aid, and state grant programs that benefit all types of libraries.
About Ebooks Minnesota
Ebooks Minnesota is an online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state's independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction. Ebooks Minnesota is a joint project of Minitex and the Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services. The collection was made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Department of Education through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.