Monday, June 10, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:50 PM EDT
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“The Hate U Give” - Challenging Racism: Book Club 


Challenging Racism: Book Club is reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. You can find it at the library or in most bookstores.

Challenging Racism: Book Club
Monday, June 10, 2019

6:30 - 7:00 pm  Gathering and Sign In
7:00 - 9:00 pm  Discussion     

Please note, we have to finish at 8:50 pm so we can leave by 9:00 pm. 

Challenging Racism: Continued Book Club

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The acclaimed, award-winning novel is now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, and Common.

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.

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
  • Coretta Scott King Honor (Author)
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee (Mystery Writers of America
  • )Michael L. Printz Honor Book
  • National Book Award Longlist
  • William C. Morris Award

More Information Challenging Racism: Book Club is a Challenging Racism: Continued sponsored event.


“As we continue to fight the battle against police brutality and systemic racism in America, THE HATE U GIVE serves as a much needed literary ramrod. Absolutely riveting!” —Jason Reynolds, bestselling coauthor of ALL AMERICAN BOYS 

“This is tragically timely, hard-hitting, and an ultimate prayer for change. Don’t look away from this searing battle for justice. Rally with Starr.” — Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of MORE HAPPY THAN NOT

 “Pair this powerful debut with Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s ALL AMERICAN BOYS to start a conversation on racism, police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement.” –School Library Journal (starred review) 

“Ultimately the book emphasizes the need to speak up about injustice. That’s a message that will resonate with all young people concerned with fairness, and Starr’s experience will speak to readers who know Starr’s life like their own and provide perspective for others.” —BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS (starred review)

Additional Information

Author interview from The Guardian

Author interview from Time Magazine

Two Challenging Racism-trained facilitators will lead the Challenging Racism: Book Club discussion.


Challenging Racism: Continued Mission

Strengthen our connection to each other, stay in conversation, continue our learning, practice our skills, and engage the community to challenge racism wherever we encounter it. Want to help make all this possible? Email continued@challengingracism.org