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AIS Alumnae Virtual Book Club
Thursday, January 28
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Many of us love learning through stories, and our books for 2020-2021 will intentionally serve as a springboard for important dialogue around diversity, inclusion, and other topics. We will explore and discuss themes such as youth experience and police brutality, the immigrant experience, racial identity and community, and race and racism. Sharing individual opinions and perspectives about the same piece of literature is a vital component to bringing forth and making this dialogue accessible.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is narrated by 16-year-old Starr Carter who lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. 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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