VT Reads 2020

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Vermont ReadsThe Vermont Humanities Council organizes a statewide community reading program every year where they invite communities to read the same book and engage in a variety of activities related to the book's themes. Join us in reading the Vermont Reads 2020 book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. 

Mississippi writer Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, runs headlong into the challenges faced by young black kids in a world that doesn’t value their bodies or respect their voices. Yet it’s a universal story about a young girl making the choice to speak out. Starr’s struggle to find her voice will likely resonate deeply with any kid who is facing down violence in their home, their neighborhood or their country. 

Looking for more resources? See below for supporting titles.

Supporting Titles:

How to be an Antiracist
So you Want to Talk About Race
Black is the Body: Stories from my Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine
The Color of Law : a Forgotten History of how our Government Segregated America
 I'm Still Here : Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
White Fragility : Why it's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Me and White Supremacy : Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
The Sun Does Shine : How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
Between the World and Me