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One book, one corridor : the hate u give

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

One Book, One Corridor was created by Whistler Public Library, Pemberton & District Public Library, and Squamish Public Library in collaboration with Armchair Books. The initiative is designed to unite the communities over a good book.

“Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.”

Details

Date:
October 26
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1158309020939768

Venue

Squamish Public Library
37907 2nd Avenue
Squamish, BC V8B 0A7 Canada