To celebrate March is Reading Month, the High School Library is giving away copies of the #1 New York Times Best Seller, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Follow the newly broken balance between a black community and a suburban prep school following the fatal police shooting of Khalil, the childhood friend of the our protagonist, Starr Carter. Angie Thomas addresses the issues of racism and police violence in modern America with unwavering honesty, intelligence and heart.
This book has been awarded the Coretta Scott King Award, the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in
Young Adult Literature, the Audie Award for Best Female Narrator, the Audie Award for Young Adult, along with three Goodreads Awards. This highly decorated book was turned into a movie that came out late last year and scored a high 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Entertainment Weekly describes The Hate U Give as “A portrait of culture and community and young womanhood that feels as fresh and necessary as Starr’s indelible voice.”
Just inside the library, you can pick up your free book and sign it out on the iPads. Sign ups for Donuts & Discussion will be on the sign out page, which are held during seminar on March 6 and March 27.
Along with these two discussions, a weekly google quiz will be emailed to you every Wednesday. Answer the questions correctly and you will be entered in a prize drawing for the following Thursday. Then to bring a close to March is reading Month, you can go see the author, Angie Thomas, April 17 at the Chenery Auditorium at 7 p.m.