One Book, One Community
Public Lecture on the University of Arkansas campus
At the Faulkner Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the University of Arkansas Bookstore. Book signing to follow.
The University of Arkansas One Book, One Community committee has selected The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas for the 2018 reading program.
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter navigates between the poverty-stricken neighborhood she has grown up in and the upper-crust suburban prep school she attends. Her life is up-ended when she is the sole witness to a police officer shooting her best friend, Khalil, who turns out to have been unarmed during the confrontation – but may or may not have been a drug dealer. As Starr finds herself even more torn between the two vastly different worlds she inhabits, she also has to contend with speaking her truth and, in the process, trying to stay alive herself.