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“The Hate U give” by Angie Thomas
For this month’s theme of a book from another culture, we chose “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. It’s about a black girl going from a predominantly black and poor neighborhood attending school in the white and affluent part of town, and how society forces her to change from one person to another depending on where she is. One night after attending a party with some friends, she leaves with a boy she knew in elementary school. On the way, he gets pulled over by the police and shot. She must find her voice, to speak up for her friend, and against the racial violence that her, and her community have been facing. This book is amazing, and I think it should be recommended reading in all classes! I hope you enjoy it! If you would like a link to the book, I’ve posted it below: We will be meeting at Churchkey in Modesto. If you haven’t heard it, feel free to yelp it! Don’t for got to bring a book suggestion for our next book club: twisted fairytales and scary stories. I am writing this post from Chajul, Guatemala- so I’m trying to remember the theme off the top of my head- so if I’m wrong , I will change it when I get back! Please keep your RSVP up to date so that I can make an accurate reservation, and people on the waitlist are able to have enough time to read the book! Hope to see you all there!


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This is a group for anyone that loves to read, and loves local restaurants! Once a month, on a Sunday afternoon, or a weeknight evening, we will all meet at a local restaurant to eat, drink and discuss! Every month we have a different theme, and everyone is welcome to bring books or restaurant ideas to suggest for the next meetup. After the discussion is over, we will all vote on a new book and get reading again!

This group is extremely social, and welcoming. We often meetup at one restaurant, and discuss the book for a little while, and then move on to another bar or another restaurant...and don't necessarily keep the discussion focused on the book. While reading the book is encouraged, everyone, no matter how far you got in our month's book, is welcome- especially if it's your first meeting. We love to have new faces, new stories, and new insights!

Our themes for 2018 will be:

January- Book Exchange Book from December party

February- Banned Book

March- Historical Fiction

April- A Pulitzer Prize winner

May- A book with/about music

June- A book with a one word title

July- A book with about "Bad Boys" (maybe crime? romance?)

August- Sci-fi/ Space

September- A book about a culture that is not your own

October- Supernatural Scary Stories/ Twisted Fairy Tales

November- LGBT appreciation

December- No theme, Book exchange and Holiday Party!

If you have any questions, Please let me know. I would be more than happy to help out any way I can!

Thanks for being in this books and brews club- I really enjoy meeting you all!

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