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'The Hate U Give': A Community Discussion at Howell Carnegie Library

Join the Howell Carnegie Library for a community book discussion on the book, "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas. This discussion will be led & facilitated by Dr. Dorinda Carter Andrews.


Suggested Audience: 11th grade students through Adults.
Presented in partnership with Livingston Diversity Council. This is a drop-in event; no registration required.

About the Book:
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.

Earlier Event: May 17
Promotions Committee Meeting
Later Event: May 19
Friends of the Library Book Sale