Join this #CivicChat's panelist:
- Shawn Christian (Twitter: @SAC73miason), Associate Provost & Professor, Wheaton College
- Jordan Seaberry (Twitter: @JordanSeaberry), #RARI2018, Honorary Chair, Artist Activist & Public Policy Director, Institute for the Study and Practice of Non-Violence
- Charlene Williams (Twitter: @BookNerd401) Educator/School & Public Librarian, Wheeler School
The Hate U Give (T.H.UG.) by Angie Thomas is Rhode Island Center For The Book's selection for 2018. T.H.U.G is a captivating young adult novel that follows the main character, Starr, a black high school student drawn to activism after she witnesses the police shooting of her unarmed friend. The book takes head on the complex and nuanced topics of race, the relationship between communities and police.
The chat’s questions:
- How well does @AngieCThomas reflect the spirit and feel of the 1990s in #TheHateUGive?
- What do you make of the ways the characters in #TheHateUGive deal with trauma, Starr’s especially?
- In a novel about a young black girl, we learn a great deal about black boys and men. Is there a specific message about that relationship that resonates with you?
- What questions were left unanswered in #TheHateUGive for you? Is there anything you wanted to know more about?
- Starr’s life functions in two worlds in #TheHateUGive: her neighborhood and where she goes to school. Have you ever been in this type of predicament in your life?
- TheHateUGive recently won over three Youth Media Awards and was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction medal. What message do you think that sends to the masses?
- How has #TheHateUGive inspired you to use your voice in your community?
- How does #TheHateUGive help readers to think more critically about the ways we define ‘family’?