Queen Bee Book Hive: The Hate U Give
Hornets’ Nest Council is proud to announce the next in our Black Girls Matter series: Queen Bee Book Club for older girls! Our first book will be The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Girls will read and discuss the book over the course of 6 weeks with a movie viewing for the 7th session. Please note that sensitive topics will be covered, and parents must sign a sensitive issues permission form in order to participate.
The cost of registration includes the cost of the book (purchased from a local, Black woman-owned bookstore in Charlotte). If your girl already owns the book, she can either receive another copy to give to a friend, or donate her copy to GSHNC to give to a sister Girl Scout.
This is a 7 week program. Please plan to attend all sessions:
Thursday 2/11 at 6:30pm
Thursday 2/18 at 6:30pm
Thursday 2/25 at 6:30pm
Thursday 3/4 at 6:30pm
Thursday 3/11 at 6:30pm
Thursday 3/18 at 6:30pm
Thursday 3/25 at 6:30pm
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.