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June 2021

*DIGITAL* Vermont Reads Book Discussion: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

June 22
7:00 pm
The Hate U Give cover

Mississippi writer Angie Thomas’ debut novel, “The Hate U Give,” runs headlong into the challenges faced by young black kids in a world that doesn’t value their bodies or respect their voices. Yet it’s a universal story about a young girl making the choice to speak out. Starr’s struggle to find her voice will likely resonate deeply with any kid who is facing down violence in their home, their neighborhood or their country. Read More »


July 2021

*DIGITAL* Words in the Woods with Shanta Lee Gander

July 14
7:00 pm
Poet Shanta Lee Gander leaning against a tree

In this virtual presentation, poet Shanta Lee Gander visits Sweet Pond State Park in Guilford, Vermont. Read More »

August 2021

*DIGITAL* Words in the Woods with Sarah Audsley

August 18
7:00 pm
Black and white photo of poet Sarah Audsley

In this virtual presentation, poet Sarah Audsley visits Taconic Mountain Ramble in Hubbarton, Vermont. Read More »

October 2021

*DIGITAL* Must Free Speech Endure Hate Speech?

The First Amendment prevents Congress from passing any laws that abridge the freedom of speech. But what does that actually mean? In this presentation, professor Meg Mott considers the history of speech laws in the United States, how states and municipalities have tried to curb offensive speech, and how the Supreme Court has ruled on those efforts. Read More »

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