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Reading Without Walls Book Club
June 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Welcome to our first Reading Without Walls* Book Club meeting! Led by award winning author and well known diversity advocate (and BFL supporter!), Suzanne Brockmann, we’ll be discussing books written by authors of diverse backgrounds, on a wide range of topics (including LGBTQ literature, global issues and historical perspectives of current events) and of multicultural interest.
We invite civil and honest discussion on these topics and look forward to hearing a multitude of perspectives.
For this first meeting, we’re reading and discussing The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
Please request your book early as this one is very popular! We’ll also have copies in the library for checkout. You can request a copy HERE
Eight Starred Reviews! #1 New York Times Bestseller!
“Absolutely riveting!” —Jason Reynolds
“Stunning.” —John Green
“This story is necessary. This story is important.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Heartbreakingly topical.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A marvel of verisimilitude.” —Booklist (starred review)
“A powerful, in-your-face novel.” —The Horn Book (starred review)
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
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