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The Freedom Readers Book Club

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                                     February Pick: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

                                    February Pick: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

We are excited to announce that we will be providing space for another book club meeting here at Branches Books & Gifts starting Monday, February 26th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. This book club is open to the public and will concentrate on fiction and non-fiction titles based around political or current cultural themes.

Beginning Monday, February 26th at 5:30 pm, join us here at Branches Books for The Freedom Readers Book Club.

 About the Book: 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.

About the Book: 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.

The Freedom Readers February Book Club pick is, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.and all book club members will receive25% off on the book club pick of the month.

Please join us for lively discussion and great company! The Freedom Readers Book Club will be lead by Tamara Tackett Dent.

"Absolutely riveting " --Jason Reynolds

"Stunning." --John Green

"This story is necessary. This story is important." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Heartbreakingly topical." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A marvel of verisimilitude." --Booklist (starred review)

"A powerful, in-your-face novel." --The Horn Book (starred review)

We invite healthy debate and discussion!

Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints.

Later Event: February 28
Branches Book Club