RARI 2018: LiveStream Keynote Lecture with Angie Thomas


The keynote lecture by Angie Thomas may be sold out, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out! The Rhode Island Center for Book and Barrington Public Library have arranged for this exciting event to be livestreamed directly to you. We will be hosting the LiveStream Keynote Lecture with Angie Thomas here at the library in our Salem Family Auditorium on Friday, April 13 at 11 am. Come enjoy Angie Thomas's lecture with fellow community members! Free and open to all.

If you're unable to attend the LiveStream event, simply use the following link, LiveStream with Angie Thomas, for a front row seat to one of the most anticipated author events of the year from your personal computer or media device. Use #RARI2018 to share your livestream experience on social media and you just might be selected to receive a free, signed copy of The Hate U Give!

This year's Reading Across Rhode Island (RARI) selection is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The selection deals with themes of identity, race relations, police shootings/violence, gang life, Tupac and hip-hop/rap music, and family. Find more about RARI here.

The Hate U Give is a brave, thought-provoking, conversation-enabling novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she was born and raised and her private high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend.

Event Location: 
Salem Family Auditorium (Second Floor)