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Enter the Hate U Give contest! Win tickets to the movie!

You know you want to go.  The Hate U Give movie is premiering on October 19 and the library is giving you a chance to go for free!

As part of our TxWes Reads celebration of Angie Thomas's novel, The Hate U Give, the library is have a contest.  Enter by creating something artistic based on prompts based on the novel by Angie Thomas.  Your piece must be inspired by one of the essay prompts below or a theme that resonated with you from the novel.  All entries judged by library staff.

  • Essay (500 word minimum) or
  • Artwork (will be displayed in library), or
  • Video (ok to post on social media, or
  • Music (ok to post on social media, mp3 format, 4min max?)

Prize is 2 movie tickets to the movie premiere of The Hate U Give

  • Discuss the importance of speaking up in the novel. In what ways does Starr grow when it comes to learning to use her voice to fight for the issues she is passionate about? How will you use your voice to promote and advance social justice?”
  • Starr points out how she uses different language, words, and phrases when she’s at home versus at school. Do you find yourself switching your “language” to accommodate different circumstances?  Please explain.
  • How did this book change your views on racism in our society?

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