Thu, Oct 20|
FREE BANNEDBOOKS CLUB
Join us to share the words of Angie Thomas ~ #1 New York Times Best Seller. When you REGISTER you receive a FREE BOOK! Our 1st Book is "The Hate U Give" This is Angie Thomas’ debut novel and was published in 2017. The book was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Time & Location
Oct 20, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About The Event
WE MEET VIRTUALLY - EVERY TWO WEEKS!!
STARTING - OCTOBER 6, 2022 @7PM-8PM
ENDING - NOVEMBER 17, 2022 @ 7PM-8PM
Register NOW to get a FREE BOOK [Limited Supplies Available - First Come First Serve Basis].The Hate U Give ~ SUMMARY
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.
BANNED BOOKS NOTE:
The Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021 by The American Library Association
The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 729 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2021. Of the 1597 books that were targeted, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was one of the most challenged, along with the reasons cited for censoring the book:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Reasons: Banned and challenged for profanity, violence, and because it was thought to promote an anti-police message and indoctrination of a social agenda.