‘The Hate U Give’ to be screened

MARQUETTE — At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the Peter White Public Library will host a book vs. movie presentation of the “The Hate U Give,” with introduction and discussion led by Douglas Gill.

The 2017 teen novel by Angi Thomas is the first person narrative of Starr Carter, a 16-year-old African American teen who witnesses the death of her childhood friend Khalil when he is randomly pulled over by a police officer while driving her home from a party. The novel received the Coretta Scott King Award for best novel by an African American author for children and the Michael L. Printz Award for best novel for teens.

The 2018 film rendition of “The Hate U Give” is directed by George Tillman Jr. and stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby. It received 17 awards including the audience awards for best film from the American Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival. The movie is rated PG-13 and runs for 133 minutes.

While reading the book is encouraged, it is not a prerequisite to coming to the library to watch this film which deals with issues of racism, poverty, gangs, and police brutality.

There is no admission fee thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.