West Side Radio Book Talk: “The Hate U Give”

A live podcast talking with the West High Diversity Book Club as they discuss “The Hate U Give.”

In 2017 only nine percent of children’s books published in the United States had featured a black main character.”

— Mrs. Hofmockel (2:24 - 3:00)

The authors used to say that the publishers would tell them when they gave them a book to read ‘Oh we already have a story of a black man playing basketball’ , there wasn’t a lot of choices back then for black characters. ”

— Mrs. Belding (3:02-3:24)