Teen Book Art Club: The Hate U Give
Date(s): June 22, 2017 at 3:00pm - July 27, 2017 at 5:00pm
Location: Newark Public Library
Read, Discuss, Create!
Who? Teens, 13-18 years old
What? Each week we will discuss a discuss a different section of the novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and complete a unique art project
Where? 3rd Floor Teen Room, Main Library When? Thursdays, June 22 – July 27, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Why? Join if you like to read, like to make art, or if you enjoy discussing contemporary issues! All skill levels are welcome. Art supplies are provided. About the book: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas #1 New York Times Bestseller 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.