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2nd Wednesday Book Club's next book is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

February 15, 2018

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the neighborhood where she lives and the prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black 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, Khalil's death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Starr's best friend at school suggests he may have had it coming. When it becomes clear the police have little interest in investigating the incident, protesters take to the streets and Starr's neighborhood becomes a war zone. 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 destroy her community. It could also endanger her life.

Come discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas on March 14, 2018. We meet at the Main Library in the Commons at noon. Feel free to bring a lunch.

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Bryan

Bryan is a librarian at Nashville Public Library. Bryan enjoys board games, bikes, and free software. When he plays D&D, he plays as a wizard.