Sat, April 7 at 2pm.
Join us for a four-person, readers’ theater presentation of this brave, thought-provoking, conversation-enabling novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. 16-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she was born and raised and her private high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend.
“The Hate U Give has a universal appeal, with current themes of identity, family and race. It’s an ideal selection to build upon last year’s discussions of Just Mercy” stated Kate Lentz, Director of the Rhode Island Center for the Book. “Bryan Stevenson challenged us to: get proximate, be hopeful, change the narrative, get uncomfortable and we will do that with The Hate U Give!” All Welcome!