"The Hate U Give," the 2018 Reading Across Rhode Island book selection, will be the focus of two events in March sponsored by Barrington Interfaith Partners and the Barrington Clergy Association. The groups are encouraging community members to read the book during February.
On Monday, March 5, Jordan Seaberry, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, will address some of the themes of the book. The forum will be at Temple Habonim, 165 New Meadow Road, from 7 - 8:30 pm.
On Monday, March 12, from 7 - 8:30, a community wide discussion will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, 49 Middle Hwy. Both events are free, open to the public, and appropriate adults and teenagers.
Written by Angie Thomas, "The Hate U Give" is a compelling story told by Starr Carter, the sixteen-year-old protagonist. Starr navigates two worlds: the poor, urban neighborhood where she lives, and her private, suburban high school. She is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed friend by a police officer. This debut novel examines issues of racism honestly and compassionately.
Find out more at: ribook.org and join us for our two local events this month!