Community activist Kevin Booker, Jr. moderates a community panel discussion addressing the themes and ideas presented in the book, The Hate U Give by author Angie Thomas. The panelists will share their personal narratives of prejudice, class, race, and their journeys of self-discovery.
In the bestselling novel by Angie Thomas, sixteen year-old Starr Carter lives in two worlds: her poor neighborhood and her suburban prep school. When she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend by a police officer, it becomes a national headline. Khalil was unarmed. Only one person knows what really happened. But what Starr says could upend her community — and endanger her life.
This program was recorded at the Groton Public Library on January 23, 2019..