Reading Across Rhode Island 2018

February 20, 2018 - 8pm CivicSalon will host the 1st #CivicChat of a series in support of this year's @RIBook's reading selection The HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas. Join the chat using #ProximityRI Panelist: Shawn ChristianCharlene WilliamsJordan Seaberry  | LEARN MORE

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RARI 2018 Kick-Off Event 

Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program kicks off its 16th year by inviting everyone to join in the reading of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The 2018 program runs from January through May with readers in Rhode Island classrooms, libraries, community centers, bookstores and book groups invited to join discussions and participate in local community events such as lectures, exhibits and dramatic interpretations centered on this year’s selection.  Programming begins with a Kick-Off event on January 27th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at The Pavilion at Grace at 300 Westminster Street, Providence, RI.  Register for the event here.

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Book Details

Author: Angie Thomas:

Published: 2017

Awards: New York Times Best-Seller List, Goodreads Choice Award Winner, Boston Globe Horn Book Award Winner, National Book Award Finalist

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Resources & More Information

Book Discussion Group Guide

Book Discussion Questions

Cover art for The HATE U GIVE and the artist:

The Hate U Give Cover Art Just Gave Black Girl Magic A Place In Publishing


The Rose that Grew From Concrete

Holler if You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur, Michael Eric Dyson

Opinion: How Tupac Lives Within the Black Lives Matter Movement, Vibe Magazine

20 Years Later: Tupac is Hip-Hop’s Prophet of Rage and Revolution, Kevin Powell, Vibe Magazine

Angie Thomas’ Tupac Playlist

Black Lives Matter Movement:

Black Lives Matter

Teaching Kids:

How to Teach Kids About What's Happening in Ferguson by @theAtlantic

Crowd Sourced Syllabi:

 #TeachTheHateUGive Working Syllabus by complied Dr. Kim Parker (Twitter/Email)

#BlackLivesMatter Syllabus complied by Prof. Frank Leon Roberts (Twitter / Email)

#CivicEngagementReadingList compiled by Dr. Holly Harriel (Twitter / Email)

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CivicSalon is AMPLIFYING the #RARI2018 reader community to the global-wide #HATEUGIVE discussion ecosystem.  We want you to TWEET, POST, LIKE, SHARE, and TAG.  Take pics & vids of the words, quotes and passages in the book that have meaning for you. Share them with us and others on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr.  Tag us and also include the below hashtags & accounts so we can HEAR & SEE you!