Our next read is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and a recent National Book Award Longlist winner:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This book is a young adult novel that follows events in the life of a black 16-year-old girl, Starr Carter, who is drawn to activism after she witnesses the police shooting of a childhood friend. The book was published in February 28, 2017 and opened at number one on the NYT Bestseller list, where it remained for 50 weeks, and the book has been made into a movie, which will be released next month.
This NPR piece was really interesting: https://www.npr.org/2017/02/26/517305270/the-hate-u-give-explores-racism-and-police-violence
Movie trailer: https://youtu.be/3MM8OkVT0hw
Please join us (even if you havent read the book, no problem!) on Friday, October 19th at 9 am – Riverdale High School, in the Maverick Room for tasty snacks, coffee and a lively discussion!
Please direct any questions to Danielle Anfuso.