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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR19

Today is the last day to claim your copy of the tagged book via your library‘s OverDrive subscription, for the Big Library Read.

Thank you to ALL who read and participated in the discussion questions!

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@marleed
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@MelissaSue81

ElizaMarie I have had fun reading everyone's thoughts on this. 6h
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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR19

Question 9: Campbell and Lena don‘t really know each other when they wind up huddled together in the concession stand. Explain what Campbell means when she says, “With only me and Lena left, this shelter feels less like a fortress and more like a cage.” What is the difference between fortress and a cage? How do both girls begin to panic?

JoyBlue A fortress protects; a cage imprisons. 1d
ElizaMarie @JoyBlue Of course! I think because the girls weren't friends going on they didn't see it as a fortress. A fortress to me is like “me and my bestie:“ running the show. Kind of thing. I mean.... But Also because they felt they didn't have anything in comment it probably felt very stifling and cage-like. 1d
CrowCAH @JoyBlue I like it, short and to the point. 1d
CrowCAH @ElizaMarie it would be tough trusting someone whom one has never interacted with before. 1d
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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR19

Question 8: what precipitates the fight in the first place? Campbell has never seen a fight; what was her reaction? Contrast Lena and Campbell‘s view of the cops.

marleed As these questions are presented, I realize that I don‘t read for the secondary details of a story these days - maybe I should work on that. But Lena and Campbell‘s perspective of police entering a brouhaha is key to the discussion of a YA story - so important to understand that my history is not your history as we move through a shared traumatic event. 2d
CrowCAH @marleed lol I agree; I read for the enjoyment of a book, not necessarily for discussion. 2d
marleed @CrowCAH The questions have been interesting to me because I honestly didn‘t realize how I let those details go. It reminded me of when my kids went through this Accelerated Reader (AR) program in grades 3-8. It was great for my daughter because she read for details. My son read (and enjoyed) for the overall picture. AR scarred his reading for life, I swear, convincing him he was a below average reader. 2d
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MelissaSue81
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Pickpick

I had seen a blurb about this book awhile ago and thought it sounded good so when it was the #biglibraryread, I went ahead and downloaded it. A quick YA listen but with compelling fast moving storyline. The characters did lack some depth but I liked the story a lot.

CrowCAH Follow the hashtag and join the discussion! 2d
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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR19

Question 7: Johnsville is McPherson‘s biggest football rival, but the problem between the two schools runs deeper then a simple rivalry. There was extra security. Why is it not enough? Discuss how school officials could have done to prepare for possible violence at the game. How might each school address the student body on the following Monday?

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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR19

Question 6: discuss Lena‘s relationship with Black. He is older than she, how might he be out of Lena‘s league? Why is Marcus upset that she is trying to find Black during the riots? Does she end up seeing through Black‘s facade?

ElizaMarie Black is cool? I think she sees him as an older man who has a lot going for him (despite any evidence that this is actually true). She makes excuses for him all the time. And sure that night is chaotic but,. she starts to realize that a lot of what he has done in the past has been very selfish and not very boyfriend-like. I am happy to see that she starts to see him for who he is. Lena starts off with a rather low self esteem. 4d
ElizaMarie attaching herself to Black is an example of this. She doesn't think she deserves to be treated better. Makes excuses for his behavior and just allows him to treat her badly. She starts to gain sense of self while battling that night. Cambell also challenges her by making her see Black for who he is. 4d
CrowCAH @ElizaMarie it‘s important to see mistakes of the past and not to repeat them. 2d
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mbreichert19
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Excited to start this #BigLibraryRead via Libby

CrowCAH Follow the hashtag and join the discussion; I‘m posting questions. 4d
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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR19

Question 5: LaShunda, Lena‘s best friend, displays a stronger sense of responsibility and better judgment. How does Lena need LaShunda when things get scary and tough?

ElizaMarie I think with any friendships we have, we see that we have different strengths. I think that friends tend to pick each other in ways that help each other. Its a check/balances thing but also a crutch. Because Lena isn't with her friend during this night and is with Cambell. I feel it helps her develop more as a person. She sees that she doesn't need LaShunda she is able to navigate with Cambell and these girls can support each other. 4d
CrowCAH @ElizaMarie friendships are important at all ages of life! 2d
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alyxyo
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Mehso-so

Just finished this up for this year's #BigLibraryRead. It felt a little thin in world-building and resolution, and the writing itself was underwhelming (especially coming straight out of The Hate U Give), but I think it could be a very useful text for middle grade and high school conversations about contemporary Black-white relations in the US.

CrowCAH Join the discussion, I‘m posting questions related to the book. 5d
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Pickpick

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