Join TXWES Reads for local non-profit speaker March 26
Join TXWES Reads and West Library for a special event at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Library Orientation Room. Bring your brown bag lunch and enjoy a speaker from Community Frontline, a local non-profit, sharing information about how they serve our local community and how you can get involved.
Community Frontline is “committed to addressing and solving the problems that cause suffering to the beloved residents of the community.” They are made up of various units that correspond to particular areas of service, such as education and health and criminal justice.
The topic and speaker were selected by the library to coincide with the theme and topic of this year's TXWES Reads book, The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. Guests need not have read the book to attend.
TXWES Reads One Book program
TXWES Reads One Book program is designed to foster campus community by offering engaging conversations relating to various themes of a particular book. This year's selection is The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. Published in 2017 to critical acclaim, the book went on to win multiple awards. One reviewer, Shannon Ozimy wrote, “Ignore the YA label—this should be the one book everyone reads this year.” Reviewer Erin Keane said the novel is “topical, urgent, necessary, and if that weren’t enough, it’s also a highly entertaining and engaging read.” In the Christian Science Monitor, Kate Ward Beim-Esche wrote, “Believe the hype. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas’s extraordinary and fearless debut, really is that good.”