Banned Book Club "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas

Featuredtue21feb11:00 amtue12:00 pmBanned Book Club "The Hate U Give" by Angie ThomasBookstore1Sarasota, 117 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 3423611:00 am - 12:00 pm AreaSarasotaCost$15 TypeBook club

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The Banned Book Club led by Bryn Durgin. February’s selection is “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas.

In this monthly book club dedicated to reading and protecting the most important and threatened books for our generation, February’s pick is Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give a “stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time (John Green).”
We will meet in person at our new store location at 117 S. Pineapple Ave. The book club is $15 which includes a copy of The Hate U Give to be picked up at Bookstore1 any time before our meeting.
About The Hate U Give :
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.
About the Author:
Angie Thomas is the author of the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling novels The Hate U Give, On the Come Up, and Concrete Rose as well as Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth. She is also a coauthor of the bestselling collaborative novel Blackout. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Mississippi. You can find her online at .
About Book Bans:
Book bans in public schools have recurred throughout American history, and remain an issue of concern to us at Bookstore1Sarasota. Over the past year, the scope of such censorship has expanded rapidly. In response, PEN America has collated an Index of School Book Bans, offering a snapshot of the trend. The index documents decisions to ban books in school libraries and classrooms in the U.S. from July 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Check it out and join us in our efforts to protect free expression and students’ first amendment rights. You can view the index here :
All signed up and unable to go? Please let us know! Seating is limited and there may be people on our waitlist who would like to to take your place. Please send an email to ASAP and hopefully we’ll see you next time.
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