Vermont Reads 2020

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

Vermont Reads

A Statewide Community Reading Program

2020 marks the 18th year of the Vermont Reads program, in which Vermont Humanities invites people across the state to read the same book and participate in a wide variety of community activities related to the book’s themes.

Over 200 different Vermont towns, cities, and villages have participated in Vermont Reads to date. Schools, libraries, service organizations, churches, businesses, or other community-based organizations can start by filling out a brief application.

Vermont Reads Wins Schwartz Prize

Vermont Humanities won one of two 2020 Schwartz Prizes for best public humanities programming in the U.S. for Vermont Reads 2019: March: Book One.

Vermont Reads 2020

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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. Learn more about Vermont Reads 2020.

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Vermont Reads Supporters

Vermont Humanities is  grateful to the underwriter of Vermont Reads 2020, Jan Blomstrann, and for the support of the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation. Vermont Public Radio is our media partner and presents Vermont Reads programming.

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