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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Through the eyes of a young black teenage girl named Starr Carter, Angie Thomas provides readers with a unique and overlooked perspective as she explores the complexities involved in this modern American dilemma between police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.

While many Americans may want to avoid having the race conversation, Thomas brings a truth to the forefront through Starr's authentic voice, heart, and personal experience involving the murder of her childhood friend, Khalil.

This novel is highly recommended for high school teens and adults to begin a dialogue about a topic that may be a matter of life-or-death for some members of our communities if it continues to be ignored.

Check out the book trailer for The Hate U Give BELOW!

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BLM, Activism, & More Educational Resources

1. This article is a great introduction and history of the Black Lives Matter movement:


2.Are you interested in becoming more involved by becoming an activist to express your voice after reading The Hate U Give? Check out this resource by TedED. It's a blog written by Caroline Paul, author of “You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World” and it also includes her Ted Talk!


3. If you are interested in reading the classics such as Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird or Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street and examine the books with through the lens of racial themes, check out this article:


4. This resource helps to examine our own emotions after reading such heavy material by looking at other ways to express ourselves (like poetry, art, and music).


5. This past year, The Hate U Give was banned from summer reading lists and school libraries across the nation, check out its ranking in the American Library Association's Most Frequently Challenged Books from 2017:


6. Check out the resources from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). This website provides information about protecting your constitutional rights: https://www.aclu.org/

7. This link provides you with over 30 articles about Race, Racism, and Police Violence for students and educators:


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What to Read After Finishing The Hate U Give

1. The Day Tajon Got Shot edited by Kathy Crutcher

2. How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

3. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

4. Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

5. Dear Martin by Nic Stone

These books were chosen from a list of recommended books from an article from the School Library Journal. To check out their other recommendations and a full summary of each book, click on the link below:


What are our Universal Human Rights?


Photographs from Black History Month 2018 @ the Chavez Lobo Library

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