#vted Reads: The Hate U Give by The 21st Century Classroom published on 2020-10-13T16:49:17Z In this episode, we sit down with the executive director of the Vermont Humanities Council, Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup. The Vermont Humanities Council runs Vermont Reads (not to be confused with Vermont *ed* Reads), in which they choose a book for our whole state to read, ponder and talk about. This year, that book is Angie Thomas' powerful The Hate U Give. and that is the book Christopher and I mull over on this episode of the show. What can this popular YA novel about police violence against Black bodies teach a largely white state? I'm Jeanie Phillips, and this is #vted Reads: books by, for, and with Vermont educators. Let's chat.