Living Literature is a collective of Rhode Island based artists and educators who teach literature through a unique and imaginative process. Participants experience the literature on their feet while observers see the story unfold before them. Find more about Living Literature here.
This year's Reading Across Rhode Island (RARI) selection is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The selection deals with themes of identity, race relations, police shootings/violence, gang life, Tupac and hip-hop/rap music, and family. Find more about RARI here.
The Hate U Give is a brave, thought-provoking, conversation-enabling novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she was born and raised and her private high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend.
Copies are available through the public catalog in hardcover, audiobook, eBook, and eAudiobook here.
There will also be a film screening of Fruitvale Station on Monday, March 26 at 6:30 pm, which includes a post-film discussion. Additionally, the library will hold two book discussions: the first is on Thursday, April 5 at 10 am, and the second is on Monday, April 9 at 7 pm.