Join the LATI All-Campus Read!


If you like to read, relax, and spend time with other people who do too, then join the seventh-annual LATI All-Campus Read! All-Campus Read was created to promote literacy and enjoyment through reading. So, take a break from those textbooks and from work to read with us!

This semester, we’re reading The Hate U Give by Angela Thomas.

A summary of the 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.

-Summary from the author’s webpage

The Hate U Give has received the following awards: 

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
  • Coretta Scott King Honor (Author)
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee (Mystery Writers of America)
  • Michael L. Printz Honor Book
  • National Book Award Longlist
  • William C. Morris Award

How do I get a copy of the book? 

Several copies of the book are available for checkout from the LATI Library, and copies of the ebook and audiobook are available for download through Overdrive, Stop by the library if you need help downloading the Overdrive app to your phone or other device.


Book Giveaway! Students and staff, sign up in the library Feb. 13 or 14 to win a free copy of the book. We are giving away 10 copies. Winners will be drawn Feb. 15. 

Book Discussions! Join us for two book discussions during National Library Week:

  1. Tues., April 9 from noon-1, Room 211. 
  2. Wed, April 10 11-noon, Room 204. 

All LATI students and staff are welcome. Attendees receive a free lunch!

Learn more about the author and the book

Discussion Guide for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 Angie Thomas talks about The Hate U Give

Other Resources 

What We Can Do about the Culture of Hate | Ted Talk by Sally Kohn | 

Emmett Till Project |Podcasts |

The Cost of Code Switching | Ted Talk by Chandra Arthur | 

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LATI All-Campus Read provides an experience that not only promotes literacy but also provides a platform for dialog on campus about historical and social issues that impact us all.