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The Fiction Old and New book group will be discussing The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, DB87441

The Fiction Old and New book group will be discussing The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, DB87441,  on Friday,  January 5, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.
eastern time, 6:00 p.m. pacific time in the Book Nook Room of the
Accessible World site, www.accessibleworld.org
 
Note that the you in the title of this book is spelled just the letter U not y-o-u.
 
In her award winning debut novel, author Angie Thomas shows us many sides of a fatal shooting by a police officer of an unarmed black teenager.  This story originated from the author's own experiences growing up in Jackson, Mississippi and hearing of her mother's witnessing of the death of Medgar Evans.  Please join us on Friday January 5 for a spirited discussion of the state of racial relations in America today.
 
Here is the annotation:
 
The hate u give DB87441
Thomas, Angie
. Reading time: 11 hours, 21 minutes.
Read by Emily Ellet.
General
Young Adult

When sixteen-year-old Starr Carter witnesses the fatal shooting by a police officer of her childhood best friend, Khalil, she is afraid to speak out. But remaining quiet and safe is difficult with rising tensions between the police and the community. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.
 
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Sherry Wells sherrywells1157@gmail.com
Michelle Bernstein hamletsweetlady@gmail.com

Date: Friday, January 5, 2018.
Time: 6:00 PM Pacific, 7:00 PM Mountain, 8:00 PM Central, 9:00 PM
Eastern, and elsewhere in the world Saturday 01:00 GMT.