We believe that stories better help us better understand the world. Stories challenge us, teach us, and inspire us.
When we read books together, we have a common bond that serves as a basis for discussion, exploration, and activism. We want to share that idea.
Young people around Charlottesville will receive copies of Angie Thomas’s novel, The Hate U Give. Students will engage them in discussions, forums, and other programming that will allow them to process and respond to the novel with one another. The project will bring together students from public and independent middle and high schools, as well as the University of Virginia, and community members. Building unity will allow us to understand one another, and to take action to move forward as a stronger, more inclusive community.
Supported by Charlottesville
Your donations purchased a special printing of 2,500 copies of The Hate U Give, dedicated specially to Charlottesville, and will sponsor the associated programming aimed at bringing our neighborhoods together.
We thank the following individuals for supporting Cville OneBook and our community:
Amanda Coackerell, Hollins University
Angie Thomas, Author The Hate U Give
Gillian Wise, Special Markets at Harper Colliins
Cameron Mowat, Advisor CACF
John Halliday, Director JMRL (retired)
Susan Bro, Heather Heyer Foundation
Dhonielle Clayton, CAKE Literary, WNDB
Hillary Homzie, Author, Professor
Dr. Rosa Atkins, Superintendent, CCS
David Plunkett, Director JMRL
Jennifer McGraw, ELA Chair, CCS
Anne Ernst, Library Media Specialist, CCS
Tim Carrier, YA Services Manager, JMRL
Maureen Jensen, Lead Coach for ELA , ACPS
Paula Archey, Library Media Specialist, Western Albemarle, ACPS
Sarah Lawson, Assistant Director, VA Center for the Book
Neeley Minton, Curriculum Coach, CCS
Stephanie Passman, LTI at ACPS
Amber Loyacano, ELA Department Chair,
Waynesboro High School
Sarah Fitzhenry, Library Media Specialist,
St. Anne's-Bellfield School
Bellamy Shoffner, Youth Programming Associate at VA Center for the Book
Mack McLellan, Ob Portus Motivation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlottesville
Nancy O’Brien, community member