For those with teens, and who want to understand teens and hard headlines, this is a good article from Patheos, under its “Unfundamentalist Parenting” blog. The writer spins off from a reading of The Hate U Give, the book we’re encouraging the whole congregation to read ahead of our adult ed course starting in September. She gives a good synopsis of the book along the way, in case you were curious but hesitant. Here’s the link to the article and here’s a link to order the book online. Of course, you may prefer to patronize your local bookstore or library. There will soon be a copy in the church library of this multiple award-winning young adult novel. But don’t wait, the headlines just keep coming.