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Reading Guide and Other Resources

The College of Charleston selected The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

Interactive Reading Guide

Author website:

College of Charleston Libraries Lib Guide

Alternate Format Information

When attending Orientation, you will receive a copy of The Hate U Give by author Angie Thomas, the 2018-2019 book selection for The College Reads! program.  Alternate format books (e.g., audio, large print, braille) are available as an academic accommodation for students with a qualified learning disability or visual impairment, and The Common Reads! is no exception. 

If you received an Individualized Education Program (IEP), a 504 Plan, or a Summary of Performance (SOP) in high school, you may qualify to receive this book in alternate format.  To begin the registration process with the Center for Disability Services, please visit, contact us at 843.953.1431 or

 If you prefer to read pleasure books in alternate format (e.g., audio), you are encouraged to visit these free and low cost resources where you will find The Hate U Give:


 Low Cost Options

Previous Reading Guides and Resources


The College of Charleston selected The Big Thirst by Charles Fishman.

The interactive reading guide for The Big Thirst.

Convocation Projects for The Big Thirst


The College of Charleston selected The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas. 

The interactive reading guide for The True American.

TED Talk: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided (19:23)

The College of Charleston selected Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy by Bruce Watson.  

The interactive reading guide for Freedom Summer.

The College of Charleston selected The Good Soldier by David Finkel.  You can view interactive reading guide for The Good Soldiers.

View the library research guide for this year's College Reads! selection, The Good Soldiers! 
This guide compiles a variety of information and sources that will help you with your research needs pertaining to this novel by David Finkel. 


The College of Charleston selected the graphic novel Fun Home.  You can view the interactive reading guide for Fun Home.  

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