The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasThe Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Genres: Coming of Age, Reading Diversely, Young Adult
Format: ARC
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Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

One of the most anticipated books of 2017, The Hate You Give is inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement. This book exposes the chaotic world of young African-American youth as they experience negative dealings with local law enforcement. This inspirational story will leave you angry, leave you thinking, leave you breathless and leave you hopeful.

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