Virtual Book Club: We Love You, Charlie Freeman
“Teenager Charlotte Freeman isn’t thrilled when her mother uproots the family to the Toneybee Institute. All of the members of the family know how to speak in sign language and were hired to live at the Institute and teach Charlie, a chimpanzee, how to communicate. Every moment is filmed, and Charlotte is confronted with bigotry everywhere—the town is geographically divided by race. She soon discovers the wrongness of it all—an African American family raising an ape as one of their own. This strong debut novel is perfect for book clubs and will initiate discussion about race, stereotypes, and microaggressions.” (School Library Journal, Starred Review)
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