Thursday, May 3 @ 7:00 p.m.
Location: Panera | 228 Main St., Wilmington, MA 01887
Meet up at Panera in Wilmington on May 3 for Pints+Pages! Enjoy an evening out discussing the New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Longlist title The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Books are available in the holds area near the Borrower Services desk. Grab your copy now! To learn more about Pints+Pages, visit our Book Groups page.
“As we continue to fight the battle against police brutality and systemic racism in America, The Hate U Give serves as a much needed literary ramrod. Absolutely riveting!” — Jason Reynolds, bestselling coauthor of All American Boys.
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.