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.
This year, we have chosen to read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
Synopsis: 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.
Whistler event: Wednesday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Squamish event: Thursday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.
Pemberton event: Thursday, October 26, 7 p.m.
Copies of The Hate U Give can be borrowed from the libraries or can be purchased from Armchair Books in Whistler at a 15% discount.