Brown Bag Book Group- The Hate U Give by A.C. Thomas
Monday, April 2912:00—1:15 PMChildren's RoomBarrington Public Library105 Ramsdell Lane, Barrington, NH, 03825
Adults are welcomed to bring a lunch and enjoy chatting about the book on the last Monday of the month from 12-1:15 PM. The library can provide you with copy of the book, email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and library card number and we will let you know when your copy has arrived. New members always welcome!
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, A.C. Thomas searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. 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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