Through a generous donation from the Charlottesville Library, WPC will receive a number of free copies of The Hate U Give. A Minute for the Library will be part of worship on Sunday, August 26. We are grateful to the Library for this gift. In addition, Gail Ott passes along this friendly notice: The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library “has tons of copies of the book as well as the sound recording, downloadable audiobook, and downloadable eBooks for free!!
The Hate U Give was assigned reading for the Charlottesville City Schools’ 9th graders, and WPC’s Peace, Justice & Inclusion committee and the adult ed committee of the Christian Education Division feel it’s an important book for people of faith to read, from teenagers on up. Ms. Taylor gives multilayered insights into today’s (and, sadly, probably tomorrow’s) headlines dealing with issues of racial justice in our society.
On Sept. 16, a four-session class on the novel begins, however you are encouraged to give this gripping, multifaceted debut novel by Angie Taylor a read, whether you can make it to the four-session class or not.