One Book, One Community 2018-2019
The YCCC One Book, One Community work group is seeking your input on our community book read selection for 2018 - 2019. Please review the following suggestions and pick your top two choices. Thank you!
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (Young Adult Version, 2015)The story of the 1936 American Olympic Rowing Team.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (2017)This is a young adult novel that follows high school student, Starr, as she navigates life between two worlds: the world of her economically challenged most-black neighborhood, and that of her affluent and mostly-white prep school. Starr’s understanding of her world is upended when she witnesses her childhood best friend being shot by a police officer. Presented in a first-person narrative, the book examines a young person’s experiences with racism, police brutality, and socio-economic disparity. A movie based on the book is scheduled to be released in theaters in October 2018.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (2013)The story follows a young woman named Rachel as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. It is not until Rachel arrives in Singapore that she learns Nick’s family is one of the wealthiest in the country. She’ll have to deal with jealous socialites, relatives, and a disapproving mother. The movie version was recently released.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (2017)“In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian tribe in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under suspicious circumstances. This was J. Edgar Hoover’s first case for the newly formed FBI. This true story unravels the mystery and uncovers deep-seated prejudices against native populations.” This is in pre-production for a movie directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio.
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