Pop-Up Book Club: The Hate U Give
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The best-selling young adult novel by Angie Thomas is getting the Hollywood treatment starring Amandla Stenberg.

Early reviews are stellar, but we're firm believers that you should always read the book and not just see the movie. And because reading with friends is better, we're holding a special book club to celebrate and discuss The Hate U Give.

Join Arizona Republic reporter, First Draft Book Club moderator and lifelong bookworm Barbara VanDenburgh and ASU assistant Professor Mildred Boveda for a guided conversation 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.

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ISBN: 9780062498533
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

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