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March 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM PDT
Electrifying readers across the country since its publication last year, Angie Thomas’s smash hit YA novel The Hate U Give tackles race, police violence, and media with verve and wit. Bushwick has partnered with Town Hall Seattle and Hugo House to stage this show—don’t miss it.
Honored with a slot on the 2017 National Book Award Longlist in the category of Young People’s Literature, The Hate U Give tells the story of 16-year-old Starr Carter, the sole witness to a police shooting involving an unarmed friend. Carter finds herself torn between two vastly different worlds: the poverty-stricken neighborhood she has grown up in and the upper-crust suburban prep school she attends.
Fellow bestseller John Green raves: “Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time.”
On March 30th, performers of many ages and backgrounds will offer responses to this timely work. Performers include: Nikkita Oliver, Megan Krantz, Nate Bogopolsky, Tiffany Wilson, Christopher Jordan, Ben Hunter, Mariah Roberson, Briar, and members of the NewHolly Girls group.
This event is a special night for teens. There will be a youth-only reception! You can RSVP HERE to get into the event to hang out with the musicians, performers, and crew putting on the event. Snacks and drinks provided!
In eight previous seasons, The Bushwick Book Club Seattle has hosted over 300 individual performers writing and debuting original music inspired by literature. “New and innovative work that surprises and delights,” is how one local author describes the Bushwick experience, while another librarian calls it “a brilliant way to expand anyone’s appreciation of words.” The Bushwick Book Club Seattle and STYLE: Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education are the twin arms of Bushwick Northwest, a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.