In the fall of 2017, Civitas is starting a fun (and voluntary) book club for students. During the first semester we are reading, ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas.
The novel follows protagonist Starr Carter, a 16-year-old black high school student who witnesses a white police officer shooting her unarmed best friend Khalil. Starr Carter moves between her two worlds: the poor black neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school that she and her brothers attend. The balance of these two worlds collapse when she sees her childhood friend die at the hands of a cop.
Students can purchase their own copy, borrow one from the library, or borrow the book from Civitas. On December 2, we will have a discussion group focused on talking about The Hate U Give.
If you’d like a flyer for the Civitas Book Club, click here.