Last spring, the Minnesota Historical Society Press published A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. The book is described as: “sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota. They give readers a splendid gift: the gift of touching another human being’s inner reality, behind masks and veils and politeness. They bring us generously into experiences that we must understand if we are to come together in real relationships.”
Some of the authors featured in the book include Kao Kalia Yang (The Late Homecomer, The Song Poet), and Heid E. Erdrich (Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories and Recipes from the Upper Midwest), among several more.
St. Catherine University is hosting a free author event on Thursday, Feb. 23rd from 7-9pm. The authors will speak about their contributions to the book and answer questions, as well as be available to sign books. Find more information here or on the event’s Facebook page.