Grand View Classes Attend Movie Release

October 25, 2018

On Sunday, October 21, students from Dr. A'ndrea Wilson's ENGL 318 and Dr. Thomas Lecaque's LIBA 300 classes attended the theatrical release of The Hate U Give, after reading the novel as a requirement of the courses.

Unanimously enjoying the book, students were thrilled about the opportunity to take their experience a step further and see the movie. Following the film, the classes united for dinner to discuss their initial reactions to the movie and changes made during the adaptation process. Luckily for students, their journey with this novel doesn't stop here. The author, Angie Thomas, will be in Des Moines on November 2, conducting a free lecture at Hy-Vee Hall, hosted by DMACC. The Hate U Give is the fictional story of a 16-year old African American girl who witnesses the police shooting of her unarmed best friend.