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Banned Book Club: The Hate U Give In-Person
Celebrate the freedom to read by discussing a banned book with us each quarter. October's title is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. We will discuss not only the book itself, but also the concepts of free speech and censorship as we encounter them in the modern world.
Pick up a copy from the Downtown Library Information Desk. This title is also available as an ebook and as a book on CD.
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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- Tuesday, October 3, 2023
- 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Arizona Time (change)
- Downtown Library Community Room (Capacity 41)
- Downtown Library