Racial justice needs to begin with each of us, not just in Minneapolis but in our small-town communities too. The killing of George Floyd and the racial justice protests have inspired us to do more about the racism in our country – and joining us for a virtual bookclub conversation is one action you can take this summer. In August, we will read and respond to A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota edited by Sun Yung Shin. This book is a collection of powerful personal essays by some of Minnesota’s exceptional creative writers of color about their experience of race in Minnesota. A Good Time for the Truth is also being promoted by the Public Library’s One Book One Minnesota program. On Thursday, August 20th at 7:00pm the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is hosting an online panel conversation with the authors (find out more & register here). And on Wednesday, August 26th at 7:00pm, local facilitators Emily Buehler, Amanda Peters and Paula Steigerwald will support small-group online discussions on the book for Zumbrota-area residents (find out more and register here). We will use Zoom which is easy to connect to with either a computer or a phone! Through our book clubs, we hope to foster a community where we can learn together to be better anti-racists. We are excited for you to join us!